- Successful participants that have completed this course will gain greater familiarity with a number of World Englishes, their chief linguistic features and the relevance of these to issues of identity, ideology and effective oral and written communication;
- Successful participants that have completed this course will be familiar with research in the areas of language attitudes, language ideologies, and issues of standardization and variation in English with respect to language policies & planning in intercultural and educational contexts;
- Successful participants will be able to identify promising research areas within the domains of this course and suggest ways of undertaking such work in oral and written reports in styles appropriate for academic contexts.
The content of this course focuses on the reality of the many varieties of English worldwide (in first language, second language and other language contexts). Using appropriate sociolinguistic methodology and terminology, this course will survey a selection of these Englishes, analysing differences in the prestige each has in different multilingual and/or multicultural settings. Personal as well as policy level choices for choosing particular English varieties in different contexts will inevitably be affected by factors such as effective communication, instrumental or integrative motivation, identity and cultural orientation, social and geo-political questions and, of course, down-to-earth practical considerations. We will address questions about the possible intended and un-intended consequences of adopting and using particular varieties of English to communicate in different (multilingual) contexts (including education and translation contexts) with respect to cultural identities, language attitudes, and language ideologies. The issues involved in adopting some form of international or lingua franca English will also be examined. |
|Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen|
- Minimaal 1 van de onderstaande cursussen moet(en) zijn behaald
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
|A working knowledge of English phonetics and, English sociolinguistics. In addition, students should be familiar with the principles of academic writing, presenting, and of conducting research in English.|
BA-niveau Engelse taal en cultuur, Universiteit Utrecht, dwz.
|Introductory courses in English phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistic variation.|
BA-Engelse taal en cultuur, Universiteit Utrecht.
|Wordt nader bekendgemaakt|
AlgemeenDepending on the activities planned, sessions will comprise 2 to 4 hours.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents will be expected to prepare written answers to questions based on required reading, or on library research. In addition, students will be asked to give presentations and take part in classroom discussions. They will also be expected to familiarise themselves with recent research in relevant fields. The students will use the presentation will to explore an area of interest within the course topics in more depth.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkIn principle, all assignments are done in groups.
BeoordelingThe assignments and presentations are used to monitor students' progress in reflecting on the issues raised in the course and in finding and synthesising relevant materials to support this. In their presentation, students will suggest ways in which their ideas can be operationalised using accepted research methods from the fields of intercultural communication, sociolinguistics and World Englishes.
DeadlinesThe deadlines will be announced in the Course Manual.