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Sociolinguistics (PLIN0032)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
This is an intermediate level module and familiarity with basic concepts in phonetics and phonology is presupposed.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

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 phonetic and phonological 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. Teaching is in the form of lectures and lab sessions, including experimental work and discussion of journal articles

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
65% Poster
35% Essay
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
18
Module leader
Dr Bronwen Evans
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
90% Coursework
10% Presentation
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
24
Module leader
Dr Bronwen Evans
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.