Module Identifier EL10410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Winifred Davies  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite EL10310  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   70%  
  Continuous assessment   Essay (1,500 words)   30%  

Brief description
This module fiollows on from EL10310, and normally only students who have completed that module successfully will be allowed to take this second module.

This module will continue the study of the link between social factors and linguistic usage and will include topics such as Language and Nation, Language and Geography, the development of English in its socio-historical context, and the spread of English in the Celtic countries.

The course will be taught in Semester 2 by means of one lecture per week and three seminars per semester.

Learning outcomes
This module builds on EL10310 and the learning outcomes are similar. The students' knowledge of issues in contemporary sociolinguistics will be extended.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
J. Aitchison. (1981) Language Change: Progress or Decay?. Fontana
J. Holmes. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Longman
D. Leith. (1983) A Social History of English. Routledge & Kegan
P. Trudgill. (1983) Sociolinguistics. Penguin
R Wardhaugh. (1992) An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Blackwell