LG653-7-SP: VARIATION IN ENGLISH II
Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
||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 covers the histories and descriptions of varieties of Arabic in Egypt and the Maghreb. It begins with a description of Egyptian Arabic as a bridge variety which can be viewed as a 'midland' geographically and linguistically displaying features characteristic of Mashreqi and Maghrebi dialects. This is followed by a coverage of the dialects of the Sudan, and the Maghreb (Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco).
Learning outcomes include:
* Have an understanding of the history of Arabic in North Africa, and to read and critically evaluate the existing literature.
* Be able to identify the regional Nile Valley and Maghrebi dialects, and to describe, in linguistic terms, the differences between them.
Learning & Teaching Methods
2-hour lecture for 10 weeks.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
The module is assessed by 3,000-word essay or a small-scale project. Titles of essays are suggested; students are free to make up their own title, provided it is related to topics covered in the module. Projects requiring data collection and analysis are suggested; guidance on all stages of research is provided.
Coursework deadline: Wed 24 April 2013.
Exam Duration and Period
- Main Texts:
Versteegh, Kees 2001. The Arabic language. Edinburgh: EUP.
Owens, Jonathan 2006. A linguistic history of Arabic. Oxford: OUP.
Relevant articles from EALL.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr David Hornsby
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY
- Academic Role: Head of section/Senior Lecturer
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