Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: ENG215
Module Title: Language and Society
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is concerned with the intimate relationship between language and society. It serves as the introduction to the field of sociolinguistics. Exploring such a relationship is integral to the learning outcomes of the programmes for which this module is designed.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate the capacity to describe a wide range of linguistic, social and sociolinguistic variations.

B. Demonstrate the ability to account for sociolinguistic variations in empirical and theoretical terms.

C. Develop the capacity for sociolinguistic research in contemporary society.

D. Demonstrate critical awareness of recent developments in sociolinguistics.

Method of teaching and learning 
Teaching and learning will take place by means of lectures, seminars, fieldwork, and independent research.
The syllabus will typically comprise of the following topics:

• Variations in language

• Variations in society

• Sociolinguistic variations: Empirical findings

• Sociolinguistic variations: Theoretical accounts

• Sociolinguistic variations: Methodological challenges

• Fieldwork methods

• Large-scale language surveys

• Attitudes towards languages, dialects, pidgins and creoles

• Language usage on social media platforms

• Plain language

• Creativity

• Sociolinguistics and other fields of study

• Controversies in sociolinguistics

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13   13  26      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Quiz 10.00
2 1000-Word Essay 10.00
3 In-Class Quiz 10.00
4 Presentation 20.00
5 3000-Word Essay 50.00

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