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LN2008: LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:43


Course Overview

Language is central to our humanity. Language and society are inextricably linked. Language unites; language divides. This course will develop your understanding of the social nature of language, providing insight into, among other things, the relationship between gender and language, language death and the art of persuasion.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robert M. Millar

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Language is central to our nature as social beings. Language can be both inclusive and exclusive. This course sets out to provide greater insight into the social use of language, investigating the relationship of language and class, gender and ethnicity; multilingualism and monolingualism; language planning, language maintenance and language death; and the political power of language, among other matters.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2500 word written assesment (80%)

Tutorial assesment mark (20%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Resit: 2,500 word essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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