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CCGL9038 - Global Englishes
Instructor(s)
Semester
2020-2021 First Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Wednesday , 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm , Online Teaching
Prerequisite
None. This is a Common Core course.

English is the most widely spoken language in the history of the world. Yet, despite its presence in every aspect of our lives, the consequences of its global scope and diversity are not widely understood. This course attempts to address this shortcoming by tracing the growth of the global language from its humble beginnings as a mash up of German and Scandinavian dialects, to its emergence as a literary language in the works of Chaucer and Shakespeare. We will examine its global journey from England to the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Africa, and the far flung islands of the Pacific Ocean, focusing on how new “Englishes” emerged and grew in these places, and how each developed its own characteristic accent(s), vocabulary and grammatical norms. We will explore whether or not the English language can still be accurately described as belonging to its country of origin, or even to so-called “native speakers” of the language. Finally, we will consider the advantages and disadvantages of the exponential growth of English in education systems across the world, analyse how its various dialects are portrayed in films and television, and determine how consequential such portrayals might be.

 

Course Learning Outcomes and Alignment with Common Core Programme Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes – On completing the course, students will be able to:

Alignment with Common Core Programme Learning Outcome(s)

1.

Account for the main aspects of the origins and development of the English language within Britain

CC PLO(s): 1

2.

Describe the various roles played by English in a variety of countries and communities, both as a first and a second language.

CC PLO(s): 1, 2, 3

3.

Identify and describe differences between varieties of English both within and outside of Britain with respect to accent, vocabulary and grammar.

CC PLO(s): 1, 2,

4.

Critically reflect on the arguments for and against the use of English as a global lingua franca

CC PLO(s): 1, 3

5.

Explain and analyse sociolinguistic phenomena and issues both to academic peers as well as to the wider non-linguistic, non-academic community, in an intelligent, interesting and accessible mode and manner.

CC PLO(s): 3, 4

6.

Appraise and respond to the views and presentations of others as found in published texts as well as in class.

CC PLO(s): 1, 3, 4

 

Study Load

Activities

Number of hours

Lectures

24

Tutorials

8

Reading / Self-study

30

Fieldwork and data analysis

10

Assessment: Presentation (incl preparation)

10

Assessment: ‘Letter to the editor’ on a Global Englishes theme 

10

Assessment: Essay

20

Total:

112

 

Assessment

Assessment Method

Details of Assignment

[Limit: 250 characters]

Weighting

Alignment with Course Learning Outcome(s)

In-class presentation

In-class presentation, including question/ answer/ discussion session.

20%

CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Tutorial participation

Tutorial exercises and discussion.

10%

CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Written work:

One letter to a newspaper

One essay

20%

50%

CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4

CLO: 1, 2, 4

 

Required Reading

Crystal, D. (2003). English as a global language (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jenkins, J. (2014). Global Englishes: a resource book for students (3rd edition). Routledge: London.

Other required readings will be provided throughout the semester


Instructor(s)
Semester
2020-2021 First Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Wednesday , 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm , Online Teaching
Prerequisite
None. This is a Common Core course.