LG459-6-AU: LANGUAGE AND SEX
Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
||Dr. Enam Al-Wer
||Dr. Enam Al-Wer
||Dr E. Al-Wer, office: 4.203, telephone 01206 872240, 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 focuses on the linguistic differentiation of women and men. We review the findings of sociolinguistic research in this area and critically examine the sociolinguistic explanations of sex differences in linguistic behaviour and language use. The course also covers the repercussions of these findings on sociolinguistic theory, methodology, and analytical practices.
Generally the module enhances the students' understanding of sociolinguistic argumentation, methodologies and theory, and enables them to handle debates and conduct research in the area of gender differentiation.
Learning & Teaching Methods
2-hour lecture for 10 weeks.
50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark
50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark.
Coursework deadline: Wed 23 January 2013.
Exam Duration and Period
2:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
- Coates, J., 1993. Women, Men and Language.
Chambers, J. 1995. Sociolinguistic Theory. Blackwell.
Coates, J. 1998 Language and Gender. Blackwell.
Coates, J. 1996. Women Talk. Blackwell.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr Patrick Honeybone
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
- Academic Role: Senior Lecturer
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