ALM5210 - Language and learning
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Not offered in 2008
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%