Leader: Dr Julie Bradshaw
Not offered in 2006.
Synopsis: Three contexts for the application of linguistics are highlighted: education, the media and the professions. Language issues and problems including literacy and oracy; second language acquisition; language and ideology; language and discrimination; language and power; language policy and planning; intercultural and cross-cultural communication
Assessment: Library search exercises (1500 words): 10% + Diary (approx. 2000 words): 20% + Essay (5000 words): 60% + Open-book test (approx. 1 hr): 10%