ALM5390 - Language and Identity
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: Dr Julie Bradshaw
Not offered in 2008
The unit examines the role of language in the construction of identity or identities, with a particular focus on gender identity. It examines the relationship between language, gender and the representation of masculinities and femininities, particularly in spoken texts. Topics covered include speech styles of women and men speaking in same sex and mixed sex groups, the issue of power and gender, sexuality, and women and men in their speech communities. In addition, language and identity construction will be examined in relation to nationality, ethnicity, religion, youth culture and second language learning.
On successful completion of this unit, a student will be able to:
Assignment (1500 words): 20%; Test (2 hours): 20%; Fieldwork project(2500 words): 30%; Essay (2500 words): 30%.
2 hour lecture/seminar (Day students only)