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ENGL1007: Englishes: Language Society Text Time

This unit of study equips students with some general tools for the close analysis of literary language. Grammatical concepts will be introduced and applied to the description of prose, poetry and drama, and students will explore the changing relations between form and meaning in English from the earliest times up to the present. A number of key strands in contemporary language study will also be presented, including semiotic theory, rhetoric and discourse studies and theorizations of the relationship between texts and subjectivity.

Code ENGL1007
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. An understanding of the diversity of English language in its different contexts of use
  • LO2. Competence in the basic grammatical and linguistic description of English texts.
  • LO3. Appreciation of some of the different considerations underlying the choice of a theory for this purpose
  • LO4. Familiarity with the principal characteristics of the different stages of English linguistic history
  • LO5. Facility in independently researching questions relating to English language

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.