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The English language spoken in different places and by different groups of people varies hugely and this variation is a perennial topic of interest whenever people from different backgrounds meet. This course will survey a range of varieties of English, both from across the British Isles and from around the world, and will explore how these varieties differ from each other as well as what unites them. In order to do this, we will consider the sounds of English, standard and non-standard word morphology, variation in sentence structure and differences in lexical choice.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course will focus on the structured ways in which varieties of English differ from each other. Students will build on their existing knowledge of the structure of English including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis, and will develop analytical skills in these areas. By the end of the course students will have 1) a knowledge of varieties of English from the British Isles and beyond and 2) the ability to compare and contrast these varieties with reference to different aspects of linguistic structure.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
TAM - 20%
Homework exercise on Phonology (1500 words) - 40%
Homework exercise on Morphology (1500 words) - 40%
Alternative Resit Assessment
2000 Word Exercise on Phonology and Morphology
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|