Topics


language, communication, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, modality, epistemology, data, methodology, ethics, research questions, ethnography, interviews, transcription, discourse analysis, language and identity, digital discourse, crossing, mother tongue, native language, scales, ideologies, ethnicity, interdisciplinarity

 

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Objectives


To provide students with a theoretical and methodological toolkit for talking and writing about language and communication; with knowledge of important concepts, frameworks and methodologies for studying language and communication; and with examples of different ways of doing research in the field of language and communication. This knowledge should form the basis for students to be able to critically reflect upon the role of language as a social practice; and to apply this when reading texts and working with data, and when developing ideas for independent research projects in the field of language and communication.

 

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Assessment


Paper outline (25%)
Sample ethics form and interview protocol (15%)
Fieldwork exercise (interview, interview transcript and mini analysis) (20%)
Final paper (40%)

 

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Texts


All core readings will be made available on Moodle.

 

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Last updated: 8 August 2017