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Modules

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This intensive course is for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese language. With a focus on practical communication skills and self-expression the course covers the language needed to communicate in Chinese on routine and familiar topics.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module gives an overview of the interpretation of meaning in language use. The theories of semantics and pragmatics and their application will be explored.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module aims to develop your critical awareness of language, introducing the historical development of language and of English, of linguistics, and a variety of systematic approaches to language study.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

Build on your knowledge from semester one and improve your confidence in Chinese. Successful students will be able to read and understand simple written texts and express themselves on everyday matters both orally and in writing.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module examines the grammatical framework of linguistic structures. Discussions will also consider how configurations of the elements of this framework relate to meaning. Where possible, the module examines these issues in relation to real texts.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module introduces the principles of articulatory phonetics and instructs students in the description, recognition and production of a subset of the sounds and symbols of the International Phonetic Association.

Modules

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

You will learn Chinese through engaging and stimulating activities covering a wide range of topics relating to China. You will develop a critical understanding of aspects of Chinese cultures, communities and societies.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

Develop advanced skills in reading and analysing texts, across a variety of genres. You will explore how to apply genre, ideology structure, critical reading and discourse when reading. Your broad linguistic perspective will provide insights into how we create and debate meaning in texts. 

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module builds on and applies phonetics teaching from level 1. You will be introduced to aspects of phonetics and phonology which support the analysis of varieties of language including child phonology and languages other than English.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

Language, gender and sexuality is a diverse and often controversial field. It gives rise to varying and sometimes contradictory theories. This module will provide you with a grounding in the main areas of feminist and queer linguistic enquiry. The main aim of the module is to empower you to argue for your own position, to give you the grounding to develop your own work and ideas.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module will equip you to think about the complexities of language use in schools, and the challenges presented in working with particular groups of students. You will consider the concept of 'inclusion' and the impact of an increase in multilingualism in UK classrooms.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

What is the impact of the spread of English on other languages, cultures and identities? This module addresses the development, structure and use of international varieties of English, tracing the origins and history of the language to its current role as a global language.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

You will learn Chinese through engaging and stimulating activities covering a wide range of topics relating to China. By the end of the module successful students will be able to effectively describe experiences and events in Chinese, both orally and in writing, and give reasons and explanations for opinions.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

Incorporating real-life examples and case studies from around the world, this module prepares you to understand ‘culture’ beyond the essentialist stereotyping. You’ll be able to reflect on and improve your own communication skills, whilst gaining theoretical knowledge in the area of intercultural communication.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

Incorporating real-life examples and case studies from around the world, this module prepares you to understand ‘culture’ beyond the essentialist stereotyping. You’ll be able to reflect on and improve your own communication skills, whilst gaining theoretical knowledge in the area of intercultural communication.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module will introduce you to key issues in relation to the development of literacy, focusing primarily on the development of writing skills.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module you will learn how to analyse language as forensic evidence across a range of crime scenarios. Examine cases where forensic linguistics have played a key role in making convictions and overturning miscarriages of justice.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module helps you develop an awareness of the psychological dimensions of language knowledge and use and provides you with a broad map of the concepts, issues, phenomena and research methods associated with the field of psycholinguistics.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module investigates what issues influence the way language is used in various aspects of everyday social life. Different theoretical and methodological approaches to sociolinguistic study will be addressed and the central themes of each will be identified.

Modules

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

We've designed this module to compliment your time spent in China. Classes are content-based so we expect you to communicate in Chinese to discuss a range of topics. Learn to read and understand written texts on this module.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

During this module you will learn about regional variation in pronunciation, lexis and syntax.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module examines publicly held views of language. It covers topics such as Standard English and correctness. With particular reference to education it also investigates the social, political and ideological issues associated with these views.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module is an introduction to the key theories of child language acquisition. The module takes a workshop approach to learning about how children acquire and produce speech sounds. You'll examine the typical phonological processes seen in children, and how these articulations move towards the adult system over time.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module introduces fundamental concepts of discourse analysis. It will involve studying language in use from a Clarkian perspective which recognises formal, functional and social aspects of using language to do things.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to speech and language pathology. Develop an appreciation of how clinicians evaluate and make decisions about intervention to remediate speech and language difficulties in both adults and children.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

We've designed this module to compliment your time spent in China. Classes are content-based so we expect you to communicate in Chinese to discuss a range of topics. Learn to read and understand written texts on this module.

Credits: 40

Compulsory Module

You will carry out independent research related to your programme on a topic of your choice backed by tutorial supervision.

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