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English Language in Use: One Mode, Many Methods (6 points)


Leader: Lorraine Bullock

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit gives a special focus to the spoken mode of English, particularly the influences that shape meaning and the way meaning is conveyed in a message. Speech in English is often in a state of flux, where changes to syntax and vocabulary often first occur and enter the language. Students will: examine the way spoken English adapts to incorporate many functions and accommodate a vast variety of registers and contexts; explore and experiment with some current speech/communication theories; investigate the ways in which a second language speaker may apply these theories to their interactions with the world.

Assessment: Written (2200 words): 30% + Examination (1 hour): 15% + Seminar participation: 5% + Oral presentation of group research project (1200 words): 25% + Seminar paper and reading focus: 25%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: EIU2110 or permission

Prohibitions: EIU3120

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