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ALM5210 - Language and Learning

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Tim Moore


Not offered in 2007


The role of language in learning. Conceptions of language (and linguistics analysis) and conceptions of learning (and the study of learning) which best enable us to establish useful connections between language and learning. The systemic-functional grammar and discourse analysis of M A K Halliday and its application to texts produced by learners. Issues including learning theory, cognitive science and the theory of knowledge.


2 practical text analysis assignments (2500 words): 40%
Class paper (1500 words): 15%
Essay (3000 words): 45%