TEAC 3008 English Language Linguistics
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102476
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Description In 2021, this unit replaced by 102813 - English Talk. This unit offers students a formal study of the workings of the English language as it is used around the world. Using real-world examples, this unit builds on the content and skills which students have developed in the unit: English as an International Language. It prepares students with a thorough knowledge of variations in English across the globe, introducing them to the ways in which English varies at phonological, grammatical and register levels across contexts. This unit is essential for a student's development of more formal skills in the English language, developing their English knowledge and skill into a professional and personal asset.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
- Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of working grammar and linguistic concepts
- Apply theoretical ideas to real-world practice of variant Englishes
- Analyse power structures by contrasting theory and actual practices of language
- Demonstrate applications of grammaticality to an analysis of textual examples of World Englishes.
- Reflect on and explain miscommunication between Englishes, by proposing solutions at the grammatical and sociolinguistic levels.
- Demonstrate knowledge of English grammar and linguistic concepts
- Demonstrate applications of grammatical analysis to textual examples of World Englishes.
- Reflect on and explain miscommunication between Englishes.
The concept of World Englishes and real differences in meaning and practice.
Communication styles: idiolects, familiolects, sociolects, language varieties and dialects.
Languages in contact and pidginisation.
The global context: lingua franca, language death and imperialism.
Sociolinguistics and power structures
Standardisation and non-standards: prescriptivism and descriptivism
Variation in the English language: grammar, punctuation, prosody, morphology, non-verbals, phonology, paralinguistics.
The details of World Englishes and real-world differences in meaning and practice.
Sociolinguistics and power structures.
Standardisation and non-standards.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Discourse analysis x 2||40 mins each||40||N||Individual|
|Short answer x 4||300 words each||60||N||Individual|
- Seargeant, P. (2012). Exploring World Englishes: Language in a Global Context. Oxon (UK): Routledge.
- Jenkins, J. (2014). Global Englishes. Routledge.