Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Mother-Tongue and Fatherland: Language & Politics in Germany
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 1 x 5000 word essay  75%
Semester Assessment 2 X ORAL PRESENTATIONS  25%
Supplementary Assessment ESSAY TO BE RESUMBITTED IF FAILED  100%

Learning Outcomes

demonstrate that they have acquired a knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical issues raised during the module;

discuss critically the debates surrounding issues of language and power;

write about theories and issues in a well-structured and well-argued way;

undertake further postgraduate research.

Brief description

This module will familiarize students with the role and function of language in political processess and discuss aspects of the relationship between language and power.

The main aims are:

1. To consider in depth the role of language in political processes and the relationship between language and politics.
2. To familiarise students with sociolinguistic debates relating to the above topics on the basis of case studies.
3. To introduce students to theoretical issues relating to the above topics (e.g. linguistic relativity, linguistic determinism)
4. To encourage students to engage with issues of language and power


This module is at CQFW Level 7