An A-level in linguistics?. Dick Hudson, Billy Clark Tim Shortis, Judith Broadbent Graeme Trousdale LAGB September 2005. 1. Background. Who thought of it? Tim Shortis, chief examiner for Eng Lang Keith Brown, then chair of Subj Centre Lingx. Will it happen?
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Dick Hudson, Billy Clark
Tim Shortis, Judith Broadbent
LAGB September 2005
Task 1. Fill the gaps.
Task 2. What can you say about the pronunciation of uo in Lithuanian? Explain.
2. Structure in Language
3. Variation in Language
4. Language Research Project
Investigating linguistic behaviour:
Students explore and record facts about the linguistic behaviour of themselves or people close to them, e.g. exploring how and/or why speakers switch between different varieties and issues relating to language contact
Students look at particular texts and identify features within them which are significant in terms of what they tell us about the nature of language, or which illustrate differences between different types of language, e.g. about what counts as polite in different varieties, about differences between speech and writing, about differences between different genres
Students analyse a data-set from an unfamiliar language illustrating some aspect of its phonology, morphology or syntax, leading to students supplying specified translations
Who will teach these modules?
2. University support for teachers
3. Materials from other sources
The way we speak
2. Institute of Education
3. University of East London
4. University of Hertfordshire
5. Edge Hill
Changes to assessment following the publication of the Government’s white paper:
1. A-levels: English Language ≠ Linguistics
Committee for Language Awareness in Scottish Schools
… Information Day for teachers