Module Identifier ED32220  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours 10 x 2 hours (workshop format combined with formal teaching)  
Assessment Course work   Assignment(s) totalling 5,000 words (or reasonable equivalent) This will include one based on reading and one based on project work.   100%  
  Resit assessment   All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.    
Further details  

Brief description

This module covers three main areas of research on bilingualism: historical accounts of bilingual communities; studies of contemporary aspects of bilingualism and bilingual literacy in local community contexts; and, research on codeswitching in bilingual discourse. In covering each area, the focus will be on the theories underpinning the research and on the views about `speakers? and `communities? implicit in these theories. Examples of recent research in bilingual settings in Wales, in other areas of the British Isles, in Europe, in Canada, the USA, in Africa and Asia will be chosen according to the interests of those taking the module.

Aims of the module


The lectures cover the following themes and topic areas:

Bilingualism in everyday lives and local community contexts

Bilingualism embedded in the history of communities

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Reading Lists

Grosjean, F.. (1989) Life with Two Languages. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press
Romaine, S.. (1994) Bilingualism. 2nd. Oxford: Blackwell