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Module code:PLIN7305(Add to my personalised list)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr Bronwen Evans
Organiser's location:Rm 321, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:Familiarity with basic concepts in phonetics and phonology  
Module outline:This course aims to introduce the ways in which spoken language can vary as a result of social factors such as class, age and gender. 
Module aims:What does your accent say about you? Does your age or gender have an effect on how you speak? What about geography or social class? This course aims to develop students\' awareness of the complex relationship between spoken language and society through discussion of existing literature and through experience of handling data collected from studies of language variation. The focus will be on accent variation and change and so it is assumed that students will be familiar with basic concepts in phonetics and phonology. Understanding patterns of spoken language variation requires a multidisciplinary approach, and so during the course students will be introduced to aspects of historical linguistics, language acquisition, speech perception and production. 
Module objectives:To provide students with a sound core knowledge about the relationship between social variables and spoken language. To introduce students to a variety of methods for investigating accent variation and change.  
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Module assessment:Portfolio of coursework 90.00%.
Presentation 10.00%. 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
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