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LNGS3696: Multilingualism

This unit addresses various aspects of multilingualism, focusing on the socio-political dimension, exploring areas including languages in contact, language maintenance, shift and endangerment, language policy, and education. It aims to provide a nuanced understanding and appreciation of diversity and multilingualism, and their significance not just for linguistic study but also for policy, education, socialisation, and sustainability.

Code LNGS3696
Academic unit Linguistics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in the Linguistics major
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Identify and critique relevant issues relating to the study of multilingualism, and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world social and linguistic data.
  • LO2. Critically and creatively evaluate established knowledge and apply it to novel contexts.
  • LO3. Appreciate and engage in interdisciplinary explorations and cross-cultural perspectives in the study of multilingualism.
  • LO4. Critically assess one’s own and others’ viewpoints and communicative practices in discussions, presentations, and peer feedback for productive, collaborative exchange in diverse groups.
  • LO5. Able to communicate issues of multilingualism not only in academic contexts but also on public platforms for the intelligent layperson in an accessible and engaging manner.
  • LO6. Recognise and advocate social and political issues in the area of multilingualism in order to be able to make intelligent, significant and responsible contributions to society for sustainability and the advancement of the human condition.

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