Module Identifier EL10410  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Winifred Davies  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor David Trotter, Mr Marc Stewart  
Pre-Requisite EL10310  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Essay (1,500 words)   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

This module follows 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, 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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
J. Aitchison. (2000) Language Change: Progress or Decay?. 3rd. Fontana
J. Holmes. (1992) An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Longman
D. Leith. (1997) A Social History of English. 2nd. Routledge & Kegan
P. Trudgill. (2000) Sociolinguistics. 4th. Penguin
R Wardhaugh. (1998) An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 3rd. Blackwell