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Module Code: ENG304
Module Title: Language and Literature
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: CCS206ORENG105ORENG118ORENG105 OR ENG106 OR ENG118ANDENG106ENG105ENG301ENG301 OR ENG114
   
Aims
• To increase students’ awareness of how language works in texts, particularly in prose fiction and drama;

• To provide students with an understanding of the principles of literary linguistic analysis and theory;

• To develop students’ ability to recognize the relationship between linguistic form and inferred meanings;

• To enable students to analyse the language of prose fiction and drama and explain how meanings are constructed;

• To demonstrate the use of corpus linguistics tools for the analysis of prose fiction and drama.
Learning outcomes 
At the conclusion of this module, students should be able to:

A. respond to and analyse prose fiction and drama using linguistic concepts;

B. identify and consider how meanings and effects are created and conveyed in prose fiction and drama;

C. select approaches to literary linguistic analysis which are most appropriate for the analysis of particular texts;

D. use adequate metalanguage to carry out a linguistic stylistic analysis of prose fiction and drama;

E. relate the findings of linguistic analysis to a possible interpretation of these texts;

F. identify patterns of thought and speech presentation in prose fiction and drama;

G. focus on some of the basic mechanisms of conversation to understand dramatic dialogue;

H. undertake corpus stylistics analysis by successfully using software for the identification textual features.
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching component will be divided into lectures and tutorials.
Syllabus 
Topics will typically include:


1. Poetic language: lexical patterning, repetition, parallelism, listing;

2. Poetic Language: norms and foregrounding;

3. Systemic Functional Grammar categories and fictional texts ;

4. Narrative prose: the language of point of view and narration;

5. Narrative prose: the language of characterisation;

6. Dialogue in prose fiction and drama: speech acts, turn-taking and politeness;

7. Software-aided analysis of fiction: collocation, keywords, key clusters, phraseology;

8. Software-aided analysis of linguistic signals of speech and thought presentation.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      111  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Project 1 50.00
2 Project 2 50.00

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