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LN2008: LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY (2023-2024)

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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 issue of language policy and planning.

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
  • Dr Dawn Leslie

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Based on attendance, the quality of interaction with peers during tutorials, and contributions to weekly reading tasks (which have to be prepared prior to the tutorial).

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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Group Project

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

This assessment takes the form a group task demonstrating engagement with three pieces of existing sociolinguistic research on a theme covered in the course. This can be presented either in the form of a a podcast, or Youtube-style video (approx 8-10 mins in length which is around 1200-1600 words at average speaking speed).

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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Word count: 2750

Word Count 2750
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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