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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12212021 - Varieties of English in the Contemporary World (Variedades del inglés en el mundo contemporáneo)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Varieties of English in the Contemporary World
CODE: 12212021 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: RASCÓN MORENO, DIEGO
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 243 E-MAIL: drascon@ujaen.es P: 953212609
WEBSITE: https://www.ujaen.es/departamentos/filing/contactos/rascon-moreno-diego
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

  1. INTRODUCTION: THE ROLE OF ENGLISH IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.

    Here we will study different concepts of English as a global language, English as an international language and as a lingua franca.

    GEOGRAPHIC VARIETIES

    This topic will concentrate on different regional varieties of English both in the United Kingdom and in other countries of the world.

    SOCIAL VARIETIES

    Different social varieties of English will be studied in relation to age, social class and gender.

    VARIETIES ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY: FIELD, MEDIUM AND ATTITUDE

    This topic deals with the varieties of English as regards field, medium and attitude. We will also be looking at journalistic English, English of advertising, and formal and informal letters.

    CONCLUSION: FORMS OF ENGLISH AND MULTICULTURALISM

    We will come to conclusions about the varieties of English and about the multicultural importance of this language.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Students will be provided with the pertinent bibliographic sources for each topic. It is of the utmost importance to read these sources in order to prepare for the practical classes which will be closely linked to the theoretical content. 

At the beginning of the term a list of topics will be shared out among the students in order to prepare an oral group presentation. They will be told which bibliographical and digital sources are best suited to carry out this work. 

The essay will be about the same topic for all learners and it will be done in class individually around the middle of the term.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

10% Attendance and participation: Attendance is obligatory and students must sign in each class. Those students who participate actively in class, showing they have read the pertinent bibliographical sources and who are therefore capable of participating in debates and of formulating and answering questions on the topic under study will be evaluated positively. 

40% The writing of an individual essay and the preparation and participation in an oral group presentation: the following elements will be taken into account for a positive evaluation: the structure of the work, its originality (plagiarism will be penalised), the quality of the sources uses, the organisation, spelling and presentation of the whole. All sources consulted must be quoted.

50% The final exam: It will contain questions on the definition of concepts and on the material studied in class together with a possible analysis of contemporary English texts. 

If for any important reason a student cannot attend classes his/her final mark will depend 80% on the final exam. They will have to do the same exam as the rest of the class and they will also have to write the essay (to obtain the corresponding 20%).

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Language and situation: language varieties and their social context . Edition: -. Author: Gregory, Michael. Publisher: London [etc.]: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978  (Library)
  • Language and situation: language varieties and their social context. Edition: -. Author: Gregory, Michael. Publisher: London [etc.]: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978  (Library)
  • Style and sociolinguistic variation [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, c2001.  (Library)
  • The social stratification of English in New York City. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Labov, William. Publisher: Cambridge UK : Cambridge University Press, 2006  (Library)
  • English as a global language. Edition: 2nd ed., Canto classic ed. repr.. Author: Crystal, David, 1941-. Publisher: Cambridge, UK [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2012  (Library)
  • The Cambridge encyclopedia of language. Edition: 3rd ed., reimp. Author: Crystal, David.. Publisher: Cambridge [etc] : Cambridge University Press, 2011.  (Library)
  • Sociolinguistics: an introduction to Language and Society. Edition: 1st published, rev., repr. Author: Trudgill, Peter. Publisher: Harmondworth: Penguin Books, 1988
  • English accents and dialects: an introduction to social and regional varieties of English in the Bri. Edition: 4th ed. Author: Hughes, Arthur. Publisher: London [etc.] : Hodder Arnold, 2005  (Library)
  • World Englishes: an introduction. Edition: -. Author: Melchers, Gunnel. Publisher: London : Arnold, 2003  (Library)
  • The Routledge companion to sociolinguistics. Edition: Digital print.. Author: -. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
    • Notes: Editors: Carmen Llamas, Louise Mullany & Peter Stockwell. 51-61 and 69-76.
     (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • British and American English. Edition: 2nd printing. Author: Strevens, Peter. Publisher: London: Cassell, 1978  (Library)
  • Exploring second-language varieties of English and learner Englishes : bridging a paradigm gap. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Company, c2011.
    • Notes: Edited: J. Mukherjee and M. Hundt.
     (Library)
  • International English: a guide to varieties of standard English. Edition: 2nd ed., repr. Author: Trudgill, Peter. Publisher: London: E. Arnold, 1990  (Library)
  • Politeness and face in caribbean creoles [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2005..
    • Notes: Edited:Susanne M?uhleisen, Bettina Migge.
     (Library)
  • Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, c2003..
    • Notes: Edited by Michael Aceto, Jeffrey P. Williams.
     (Library)
  • Doric [Recurso electrónico] : the dialect of North-East Scotland . Edition: -. Author: McClure, J. Derrick.. Publisher: Amsterdam &#59; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., c2002.  (Library)
  • English in Australia [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2001..
    • Notes: Edited by David Blair, Peter Collins.
     (Library)
  • Language variation and change in the American midland [Recurso electrónico] : a new look at "heartland" English . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Amsterdam &#59; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., c2006.  (Library)
  • Singapore English [Recurso electrónico] : a grammatical description . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2004.  (Library)
  • Practical phonetics and phonology: a resource book for students. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Collins, Beverley. Publisher: London [etc.] : Routledge, 2008  (Library)
  • Teaching the pronunciation of English as a lingua franca . Edition: -. Author: Walker, Robin. Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2010  (Library)