Approaches to Language (Level 4)

This Level 4 course is a broad introduction to the nature of human language and the key areas essential for an understanding of the nature and functions of language. It introduces you to fundamental concepts and tools for understanding and describing language structure, language use and the functions of language in society. You are introduced to key debates in linguistics and applied linguistics, and are encouraged to discuss current issues of language relevant to both the individual and society. Topics covered may include:

  • Language as a communication system
  • Modes of language: spoken, written, signed
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and the brain
  • Gender and language
  • Language and media.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

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First class: Fri 06-Oct-17 6pm-8pm

Class location Central London
Class code LNLN026S4AAA

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