You Will Study
Language under the Microscope. Writing about a topical language issue. Comparing and contrasting texts.
Dimensions of Linguistic Variation
Child language acquisition. Language in the media. Language change.
Independent Language Research (coursework)
Investigation (2,000 - 2,500 words)
Academic poster (750 - 1,000 words)
This course looks at English in its various forms and contexts. It develops a variety of skills including critical reading, data analysis, evaluation and the ability to develop and sustain arguments.
80% Exam and 20% Coursework.
Many of our students go on to study English and related courses such as journalism at university.
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