School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Structures of Spoken English

Module code: LIN303

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Diana Ben-Aaron
Overlap: LIN038
Prerequisite: LIN4200

Spoken language is typically spontaneous, fast and interactive, and occurring in face-to-face communication between at least two speakers. We will investigate how these factors are reflected in the syntactic and discourse structures that distinguish spoken from written English. We will also consider whether social class and gender differences between speakers results in differences in the use of these structures. There will be a mix of lectures, group analyses and discussion.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6