Undergraduate Course: Methods in Dialectology (LASC10094)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to the aims, methods and applications of dialectology in the British Isles (including how and why the dialects of English and Scots have changed)
This course is intended as a practical introduction to the aims, methods and results of dialectological work in the British Isles. Since the course is partly assessed through a coursework project that involves collection and analysis of data, some of the teaching will involve training in how to become a dialectologist, while the more theoretical parts of the course will involve furthering your understanding of how certain aspects of dialectology may be said to represent the 'meeting point' of diachronic linguistics, sociolinguistics and geolinguistics.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework project: 50%
An individual project, chosen from a list of outline projects provided by the lecturers on the course (2500 words): 50%
An exam, consisting of short answer questions, data analysis and possibly a short essay question: 50%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand key terms and concepts in dialectology.
- Understanding the aims of dialectologists in the British Isles over the last century and a half.
- Understanding the methods of dialectologists in the British Isles over the last century and a half and how those methods can be used in their own study.
- Understand how to analyse dialect data from a range of sources, historical and modern (including historical texts, dialect literature, traditional dialect transcriptions, audio recordings, questionnaire returns).
- Conduct a small scale dialectological project using methodologies covered on the course.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Warren Maguire
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Nelson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870