Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Proper German?: Linguistic Norms and Attitudes Towards Them
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment ORALS  Lead 2 seminars  Seminar Presentation:  25%
Semester Assessment ESSAY  Essay: 1 x 5000 word essay  75%
Supplementary Assessment RESUBMIT ESSAY, 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

The main aims of this course are:

1. To consider in depth the nature of linguistic and socio-linguistic norms of German and the mechanisms by which they are created and maintained.
2. To familiarise students with sociolinguistic debates relating to the above topic.
3. To introduce students to theoretical issues relating to the above topic (e.g. situative appropriacy, difference and deficit, power and solidarity)
4. To encourage student to engage with issues of language and power.


This module is at CQFW Level 7