Topics in Language Variation and Change (Q3302)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module involves relatively advanced study of sociolinguistics in one area of staff specialisation. The particular topic and reading list will be announced in the year prior. This may include particular methodological approaches to sociolinguistics, in-depth study of a particular dialect or sociolect, or of some particular sociolinguistic phenomenon, and may incorporate the study of language change. The changing nature of this module allows us to adapt quickly to changes in the field.

Teaching

50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 256 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.