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Language in Society

Postgraduate | CUR-EDML502 | 2024

Uncover how language use is influenced by different socio-cultural, geographical, political and contextual factors. Work towards understanding the contribution that socio-linguistic theories have made to language learning and teaching

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18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Language in Society

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. review the various socio-linguistic theories and how these relate to lived social reality
    2. identify the complexities and ambiguities surrounding key socio-linguistic concepts
    3. examine a socio-linguistic topic of personal or professional interest
    4. critique different socio-linguistic perspectives on language, language use and language learning
    5. infer and explain the contribution that socio-linguistic theories have made to language learning and teaching.

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Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDML502C (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
  • Other requirements - Additional materials

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0.125 EFTSL
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