Linking knowledge about the English language, how it is used, and the contexts in which it operates, this module explores the role of language in teaching and learning, business/professional communication, healthcare and many other real-life settings. You will develop a solid grounding in a range of ideas and techniques within applied linguistics (e.g. semantics, pragmatics, intercultural communication, conversation analysis, ethnography, language and globalisation, role of technologies) and apply this to case studies from a variety of contexts. You will enhance your practical understanding of how such research and enquiry can be useful in different areas of life, including your own professional practice.
The dissertation in applied linguistics module builds on your learning by extending your repertoire of skills in empirical research design. It offers you the opportunity to carry out a small-scale research project in a formal or informal educational context in which you explore the role of language in teaching and learning. The specific focus of your project is chosen in consultation with your tutor, and must be within the practical scope of the degree programme.
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