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Module Code: LNG203
Module Title: Language and Society
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: ENG103 OR LNG103
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 concepts.

B. Demonstrate the ability to account for sociolinguistic phenomena 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:

• Why study language in society

• Language, thought and representation

• Language and politics

• Language and the media

• Linguistic Landscapes

• Language and gender

• Language and ethnicity

• Language and age

• Language, class and symbolic capital

• Global Englishes

• Approaches to discourse analysis

• How to do a research project

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 Presentation 30.00
2 Essay 70.00

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