|Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios|
|Varieties of English|
|Subject||Varieties of English||Code||613G03042|
|Graduate||1st four-month period
|Oral presentation||B4 B5 B10 C2 C3 C4 C8||There will be two oral presentations:
I. An INDIVIDUAL presentation during the PRACTICAL CLASS (10%): The individual presentation consists of making a practical analysis of the English variety that you want. This analysis has to comment NECESSARILY on the phonetic and/or grammatical characteristics of a text (e.g. a song or a film in non-standard English).
II. A VIDEO-PROJECT in GROUP (10%): The format of the video-project in group (3-10 students) is freer, as long as students RESPECTFULLY imitate one non-standard English accent (or more) during the presentation and avoid clichés and stereotypes. Students will prepare the script, tape and upload the video.
IMPORTANT: You cannot repeat varieties of English in the presentation, the project and the comparative essay--that is, in total, you will work on at least 4 different varieties. Both for the essay and the presentations, you can choose varieties that were NOT treated in class.
|Workshop||A1 A2 A6 A9 A11 A17 A19 A20 B1 B2 B3 B4 B6 B7 B8 C2 C4||In the WORKSHOPS (or "practical classes"), which take place in the computer room, students will have to contribute their analysis of and comments on the material reviewed that day (or others) sometimes on paper and often on the MOODLE FORUM. Grades in this section will depend on the work you do in person in the classroom.
|Supervised projects||A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B6 B7||There will be two supervised projects:
I. COMPARATIVE ESSAY (12%): You will have to write a comparative essay on two varieties of non-standard English. These varieties must be different from those you select for your oral presentation and video-project. When I return your corrected papers, you will have to rewrite them following my instructions. The grade obtained will only be effective after said rewriting. More detailed instructions will be given in class.
II. CRITICAL REVIEW (8%): I will provide you with an article on general theory about varieties (e.g. linguistic ecology). You will have to write a review of it in two parts: SUMMARY of the article and CRITICAL COMMENTARY that relates its contents with those discussed in class. The rest of the guidelines will be explained during the course.
|Directed discussion||A6 A9 A11 A17 A19 A20 B2 B3 B4 B6 B7 B8 C2 C4||In every THEORY CLASS (i.e. large group), each student will be expected to answer questions about the material assigned for that day (and/or the previous ones) orally or in writing (i.e. TESTS), to participate in the debates and to engage in the rest of the activities. The dates of said tests will be announced ahead of time.
-To pass the course, you must be graded with at least 5 out
-The students who do not pass the activities of the THEORY
-In the official exam of JULY, you will follow the same
-Students sitting the December exam (final exam brought
-Students officially enrolled part-time who have been
-In order NOT to obtain the grade of "No presentado"
-All assignments must be submitted in time and in the
-Teachers can use the "Turnitin" plagiarism
-If the coordinator considers it appropriate, there may be topics of self-study by the students (e.g. to increase your knowledge). These materials, which will not be subject to evaluation, will be provided on Moodle.