MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA English Language and Literature options

Final Year, Component 04

English Language option(s) from list
LG353-6-AU
English in the British Isles
(15 CREDITS)

The module looks at variation in the English Language as it is spoken in the British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland), 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

LG355-6-SP
English Around the World
(15 CREDITS)

This module looks at varieties of English in North America (USA and Canada), the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), and the Caribbean. The module covers the historical development of these varieties and discusses their salient features. The focus is on phonological variation, although syntactic, morphological and lexical features are also considered.

LG357-6-AU
English Intonation
(15 CREDITS)

In this module, you will explore phonetic and phonological aspects of rhythm and melody in spoken English. Topics include the inventory, description, and phonological representation of intonational patterns in standard English; rules for phrasal stress assignment; the relationship of prosody with meaning; and intonational variation among English accents.

LG374-6-AU
Sociolinguistic Perception
(15 CREDITS)

This module will equip you with an overview of variationist sociolinguistic theory and findings, you’ll focus on exploring social and linguistic constraints on variation and addressing contemporary variationist theoretical challenges.

LG484-6-SP
Conversation and Social Interaction
(15 CREDITS)

How do we bring off the everyday miracle of having a conversation? This introduction to Conversation Analysis (CA) will examine the mechanics of interaction, showing us with how verbal and non-verbal actions are coordinated in time.

LG490-6-AU
Literature and Language Teaching
(15 CREDITS)

How do you select literature for a language class? What are the distinctive features of literature for classroom use? What practical activities can language teachers undertake using literature? Learn to incorporate literature into the language classroom. Examine novels, poetry and drama, and understand how to use drama in the classroom.

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