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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 aims to develop your critical awareness of language. It will introduce the historical development of language and of English, of linguistics, and a variety of systematic approaches to language study.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module gives an overview of the interpretation of meaning in language use. You will explore the theories of semantics and pragmatics and discuss their application.

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

On this module you will examine the grammatical framework of linguistic structures. You will consider how the elements of this framework relate to meaning. Where possible, you will explore these issues in relation to real texts.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

This module introduces the principles of articulatory phonetics. You will explore the description, recognition and production 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. 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 your first year. We will introduce you to aspects of phonetics and phonology which support the analysis of varieties of language. These include 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 inquiry. The module aims to empower you to argue for your own position and to give you the grounding to develop your own work and ideas.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

Apply your linguistic knowledge and explore linguistic diversity in schools and classrooms. You will draw on your knowledge of language acquisition, learning and language diversity. Explore the concept of language inclusion in schools and how this might work in practice. You will also explore the practice of working with multilingual children who have Special Educational Needs.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module builds on the key concepts introduced in your first year. You will address the development, structure and use of international varieties of English. Trace the origins and history of the language to its current role as a global language and gain a theoretical framework for the dissertation module in your final year.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

Build on your skills from the first semester as you learn Chinese through a range of stimulating tasks. We'll guide you as you learn to describe new experiences in Chinese both through speech, and writing and give reasons and explanations for opinions.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

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

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module you will learn how to analyse language as forensic evidence across different crime scenarios. Using case studies, you will examine where forensic linguistics have played a key role in making convictions and overturning miscarriages of justice.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module, you will develop the ability to apply your linguistic knowledge to literacy acquisition. You will examine how oral language development feeds into reading and writing development. We will teach you how to analyse reading and writing performance at various stages of literacy development. 

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module helps you develop an awareness of the psychological dimensions of language knowledge and use. It will provide 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 will help you develop your awareness of the sociocultural dimensions of language in use. You will investigate issues which make a difference to the way language is used in various aspects of everyday social life. Consider “user factors” by looking at who is involved in the language use and explore “situational factors” like where, when and why the language is used. This module will provide you with theoretical constructs, methodological procedures, analytical tools and research skills that you can use in your other modules, and your dissertation.

Modules

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

Classes are content-based so you will communicate in Chinese to discuss a range of topics. At the end of the module you will be able to communicate in Chinese, both orally and in writing, for a range of purposes.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module you will examine publicly held views of language covering topics such as Standard English and correctness. With reference to education you will investigate the social, political and ideological issues associated with these views.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module, we will introduce you 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 will examine the typical phonological processes seen in children, and how these articulations move towards the adult system over time.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module, you will examine regional varieties of British English. Your focus will be on lexical, morphological, syntactic, phonetic and phonological levels. At the end of the module, you will be able to complete an analytical description and comparison of social and regional accents. 

Credits: 20

Optional Module

On this module, you will study second language acquisition theory and gain a critical understanding of variation in L2 English. Looking at both L1 and L2 Englishes, you will explore grammatical and Phonological features including:

  • verbs and clauses
  • word class and order
  • phonotactics
  • syllable structure and stress.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module explores how language can function as an indicator of a range of social and cultural identities. You will examine how language plays an active role in constructing identities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, you will analyse the relationship between language, identity and culture.

Credits: 20

Optional Module

This module will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to speech and language pathology. You will 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

Optional Module

This module will train you to be a critical, reflective and adaptive TESOL professional who is aware of current debates in the TESOL field. You will also learn how to form and articulate your position on these issues. On the module you will study the practicalities of teaching, how to assess in a globalised world, analyse the goals, needs and preferences of your students and how to cater for individual differences.

Credits: 20

Compulsory Module

Building on your knowledge from semester 1, you will communicate in Chinese to discuss a range of topics. At the end of the module you will be able to communicate in Chinese, both orally and in writing, for a range of purposes.

Credits: 40

Compulsory Module

Carry out independent research on a topic of your choice. One-to-one tutorials with a designated dissertation tutor will support you through this module. This is your opportunity to bring all your learning together into an extended piece of work.

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