Component

MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Modern Languages and English Language options

Final Year, Component 02

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-SP
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.

LG360-6-SP
African Languages
(15 CREDITS)
LG484-6-AU
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.

LG489-6-SP
Institutional Talk
(15 CREDITS)

How are institutional contexts - the political interview, doctor-patient interaction, calls to the emergency services, amongst others - created in interaction? We use conversation-analytic methods to show how social institutions are constructed in talk itself.

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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