With text and data-based sources of language, students explore English in its various forms of contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language. These key skills underpin all elements of the course.
In the study of Language, the Individual and Society, students study textual variations and representations, exploring how writers use language to position the audience. In addition, students also study children's written and spoken language development.
In the study of Language Diversity and Change, students explore the connections between language and age, language and occupation and language and gender. Additionally, students study language change along with accent and dialect.
During the course, students have the opportunity to produce their own original writing and undertake a language investigation on an area of personal interest involving language.