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LN4506: ADOPT A DIALECT: FINDING RESOURCES AND PLANNING RESEARCH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

Research on dialects of any language is always provisional. More information regularly becomes available; features which were once central to the dialect's system become increasingly marginalised in the language of younger students. A fresh analysis is always welcome; you can provide it. In this course you will catalogue what knowledge we presently have of a dialect, analyse what is missing and suggest a research project which will help increase our knowledge. While you will be given guidance, what dialect you research will be your own choice.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robert M. Millar

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Language And Linguistics (LN) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this course students will move beyond a basic understanding of dialectological practice, understanding the techniques, ethical questions and pitfalls of carrying out research on an unstandardised dialect. Having acquired the requisite knowledge of methodology and application, students will, with guidance, choose a dialect. They will establish the present knowledge base about that variety and produce a plan to carry out research on the contemporary dialect, paying attention to any gaps in our understanding apparent in the extant literature on the subject.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
This is a class-based course with no additional costs for students. GBP 0.00

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 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 30

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 36

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Seminar Assessment Mark

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

Summative feedback will be given in writing. Students will be encouraged to discuss their performance face to face with their tutor.

 

Formative assessment will be provided throughout the course both in class and, if requested, during the tutor's office hour.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateCreate a means of finding new information on a dialect

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