Course Title : Varieties of English
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
ELL 311-1 B 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The course looks at the development of English from an historical point of view, as well as a survey of the variants of English in the modern world, covering dialects, creoles, the use of lingua franca and the geographical locations of English as a first language and English as a second language. Received Pronunciation of standard British English, and American and Canadian English will be contrasted.
Objectives The students will learn the historical chronological development of English, its devvelopment into a lingua franca, and its synchronic uses in the modern world. Real world linguistic application will be stressed, and data will be gathered from informant and elsewhere, and presented in each class with partners or in teams.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Overview; History of English Language
2Overview;History of English Language
3Phonology and morphology
4Phonology and morphology
5Syntax
6Vocabulary
7Standardisation
8Midterm Exam
9Names
10English in Britain
11English in Britain
12English in North America
13English in North America
14English worldwide
15Review
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Knowledge of Standard English of Britain and the US
2Knowledge of the chronological development historical English, and the ability to trace the development of other languges
3Knowledge of the synchronic uses nd recent developments of English as a lingua franca in the modern world
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance115
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade45
Contribution of final examination to overall grade55
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11616
Final examination 11919
Other 000
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5
ECTS 5

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