Undergraduate Course: Dialects of English in Britain and Ireland (LASC10085)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides a detailed account of dialects of English in Britain and Ireland.
This course provides a detailed account of dialects of English in Britain and Ireland. It examines how these varieties differ in terms of their phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis. You will have the opportunity to look in detail at specific dialects, specifically at their linguistic features, historical origins, relations to other dialects, and the current forces which are shaping their development, from dialectological, sociolinguistic, perceptual and theoretical linguistic perspectives. Dialect and language contact, dialect levelling and new dialect formation are also explored.
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 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assignment 1: 40%
Assignment 2: 60%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the shape of dialects of English in Britain and Ireland
- explain the historical, geographical and social forces that have shaped the development of those dialects
- describe the central linguistic features of a particular dialect
- provide an account of dialectological, sociolinguistic, perceptual and theoretical linguistic perspectives on contemporary dialects
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Teaching Contact Time: 9 weeks out of 11 at 3 hours/week = 27 hours
|Course organiser||Dr Warren Maguire
|Course secretary||Mr Liam Hedley
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870