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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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ENGA6 Variety in Present-day English 5 ECTS
Organised by
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be able to recognise regional, social, stylistic, and situational variation in English. In addition, they will be able to analyse and illustrate this variation, focusing on examples derived from modern language.

Contents

The course unit explores regional, social, stylistic, and situational language variation and its causes, both theoretically and by analysing authentic language samples. During the course, the student will write an essay on an agreed topic. The essay will focus on a linguistic phenomenon and its variation in the material under study.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
Study materials 
  • Meyerhoff, Miriam. 2011. Introducing Sociolinguistics
  • Schneider, Edgar W. 2011. English Around the World.

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Written exam

Study materials:

•    Meyerhoff, Miriam, 2011. Introducing Sociolinguistics.
•    Schneider, Edgar W., 2011. English Around the World.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences