THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Northern Englishes (P00184)
The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to investigate key characteristics of the linguistic varieties of English as spoken in the North of England, both in terms of their claim to be recognised as separate Englishes, and in terms of the putative, and perhaps developing construct 'General Northern'.
? Costs : None
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 9 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- explain the issues involved in the definition of the 'linguistic north'
- analyse key linguistic features found in the varieties of Northern English
- describe the issues involved in the recognition of a 'General Northern' quasi-standard
- conduct their own research into the varieties of English spoken in northern England, if they so choose
Students will be assessed by means of one extended piece of written work (of c. 4,000). This will be either a discursive essay on one of the general topics covered in the course, or a detailed description of a linguistic feature of one or more of the varieties discussed, which may, where appropriate, involve a small piece of fieldwork.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Toni Noble
Dr Patrick Honeybone
School Website : http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/