- reflect on the use and functions of the English language with reference to basic linguistic concepts
- demonstrate an understanding of English as a formal system
- explain basic aspects of variation in the English language, by referring to social variables (such as age and socioeconomic status) and situational variables (such as formality and time pressure)
- identify and explain basic methods of analysis from core areas of linguistics
- analyze different types of English-language data and and reflect on differences and similarities between fundamental categories such as speech and writing
- describe key developments in the English language, including historical stages and present-day trends, as well as its place in its global linguistic landscape
- independently carry out a small-scale study in an area of English linguistics and present it orally and in writing
- demonstrate that they are proficient users of English by the appropriate use of vocabulary and grammar in the different ways of communicating within the course.
Module 1 is examined through continuous assessment of seminar work and through written and oral assignments.
Module 2 is examined through an academic essay in the form of a small-scale independent linguistic study.
Forms of Study
The course is taught in the form of lectures and mandatory seminars. Various types of oral and written tasks are dealt with in the seminars. All teaching takes place fully in English.
Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Introduction to English linguistics - 10 cr, U-VG
Module 2: Project in linguistics - 5 cr, U-VG
- English: Written Proficiency, 7,5 credits and English Language Structure, 7,5 credits at First cycle level 1, or equivalent knowledge