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Accents and Varieties of English (6 points)


Leader: Prof Kate Burridge

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit will survey the main distinguishing features at the key linguistic levels (notably pronunciation/accent, morphology, syntax and lexis) of the more important varieties of English around the world (native-speaker and 'new'; standard and non-standard) and also the origins and development of these features.

Assessment: Research project (2000 words): 40% + Two tests (1250 words equivalent each): 50% + Class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Linguistics

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