Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
Summative feedback will be given through comments provided by the tutor with the graded essay and through reports associated with both the group project and, more generally, the Tutorial Assessment Mark. The feedback involved in all these assessments will also contain a formative element.
Formative feedback will also be provided through in-class discussion and individual consultation with tutors, both in the classroom context and during tutors' weekly office hours.