LG453-7-AU: VARIATION IN ENGLISH I
Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No Comments: None
||Dr. Enam Al-Wer
||Dr. Enam Al-Wer
||Dr. E. Al-Wer, office: 4.203, Telephone: 01206 872 240, Email: enama (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
The module looks at a wide range of variation in the English Language as it is spoken in England, and discusses associated historical and sociolinguistic issues. The focus is on phonological variation, although salient syntactic, morphological and lexical features are also covered, illustrating with recordings wherever possible.
Learning outcomes include:
* Ability to identify most regional accents of English and to describe the differences between them.
* Ability to you read research papers on variation in English and understand them within.
Learning & Teaching Methods
2-hour lectures for 10 weeks.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
100% Coursework. Coursework deadline: Wed 23 January.
Exam Duration and Period
- The module has a booklet containing all the material needed for the weekly lectures. References includes:
Baugh, A. C. & Cable, T. 1993. A history of the English Language. Routledge
Lass, R. 1987. The shape of English. Dent.
Wells, J. C. 1982. Accents of English (3 volumes) CUP.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr Patrick Honeybone
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
- Academic Role: Senior Lecturer
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