University of Liege | Version française
Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 31/10/2014
GERM0062-1  Varieties of English in the Commonwealth

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English, Research Focus , 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English, Research Focus , 2nd year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : General, Research Focus, 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : General, Research Focus, 2nd year5
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité spécialisée en communication culturelle internationale, 1st year5
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité spécialisée en communication culturelle internationale, 2nd year5
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité spécialisée en communication économique et sociale., 1st year5
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité spécialisée en communication économique et sociale., 2nd year5
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité spécialisée en langue et culture, 1st year5
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité spécialisée en langue et culture, 2nd year5
Lecturer :  Bénédicte Ledent
Language(s) of instruction :  
English language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the second semester
Course contents :  
The course begins with an introduction to the linguistic implications of English colonisation and the history of the former English territories where English is now spoken ; there is also a brief introduction to the linguistic terminology used in this course (e.g. creole, pidgin, etc). The course then covers the specific features (vocabulary, grammar, spelling and pronunciation) of the African, Caribbean and Australian varieties of English, starting from authentic documents (both written and oral) and concentrating on their socio-historical context.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Upon completion of the course, student will have acquired the theoretical bases necessary to an understanding of linguistic variation, especially in the Anglophone world. They will also have an overview of the linguistic situation of the territories that make up the Commonwealth.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
A very good knowledge of English
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
The seminar takes place in the second semester, and the last sessions are devoted to presentations by students. See http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires
Recommended or required readings :  
Available at the beginning of the course. Reference works to be consulted in the library, including: World Englishes : Critical Concepts in Linguistics, edited by Kingsley Bolton and Braj B. Kachru (London / New York : Routledge, 2006).
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written essay and oral exam.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
The course is taught in English.
Contacts :  
Bénédicte LEDENT, professeur
Place Cockerill, 3-5
B-4000 Liège
Tel: 04 366 54 39 Fax: 04 366 57 21
Email: B.Ledent@ulg.ac.be



Home

Bachelors, masters, advanced master et AESS

Lifelong Learning Education

Doctorat (Ph.D.)

Search by teacher

Search by course code and title

Students and Studies Administration - Academic Affairs - Contact : Monique Marcourt, General Director for Education and Training - Developed by SEGI