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ET119 - Language in Society

  • Module code: ET119
  • Module name: Language in Society
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to: • To help the students develop an understanding of different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of language use in different contexts. • To introduce the students to the relationship between language and identity. • To raise awareness of key issues in intercultural interaction and linguistic aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism. • To examine critically how different theoretical and methodological approaches and concepts help to understand, describe and interpret language use in different multilingual and multicultural contexts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the student should be able to (Subject knowledge and understanding) • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories and empirical research on language use, with a particular focus on language use in different sociocultural contexts. • Show understanding of the relationship between language and identity. • show awareness of key issues around intercultural interaction and linguistic aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Cognitive Skills) • evaluate critically how different theoretical & methodological approaches and concepts help to understand, describe and explain language use in different multilingual and multicultural contexts. (Subject-specific Skills/Professional Skills) • design and carry out a small-scale investigative study of language use using quantitative and/or qualitative methods as appropriate . (Key Skills) • Read academic papers effectively • Communicate clearly and effectively in discussions • Communicate ideas effectively in writing • Work collaboratively in teams • Work independently • Plan and manage time and workload to meet deadlines

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours contact per week in Term 2 plus revision sessions

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ba/modules/

Other essential notes

15 CATS

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET119-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) 2000 word assignment 50%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with French (with Year Abroad) (Q2R1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with German (with Year Abroad) (Q2R2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Italian (with Year Abroad) (Q2R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Spanish (with Year Abroad) (Q2R4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Portuguese (with Year Abroad) (Q2R5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Russian (with Year Abroad) (Q2R7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Chinese (with Year Abroad) (Q2T1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Japanese (with Year Abroad) (Q2T2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Arabic (with Year Abroad) (Q2T6) - Year 1
  • in English Language and Linguistics (with Intercalated year) (Q311) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French Studies and Linguistics (R1Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French and Linguistics (R1Q3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German and Linguistics (R2Q3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian Studies and Linguistics (R3Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian and Linguistics (R3Q3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies and Linguistics (R4Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages and Linguistics (R9Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (with Year Abroad) (X3Q6) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A