University of Essex: Language in Society

InstitutionUniversity of Essex
Department Language and Linguistics
Web http://www.essex.ac.uk
Email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Telephone 01206 872719
Study type Taught

Summary

In what way does society influence the way that we use language? And conversely, how far does the way we use language influence society? Can language use impact the class system? Sexism? Mental health?

On our MA Language in Society, you address questions like these through exploration of the stylistic, cognitive and functional aspects of language variation and change. We familiarise you with the foundations of contemporary sociolinguistics, including:

- Language variation and change

- Ethnography of speaking

- Multilingualism

- Discourse

MA

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