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Accent and Dialect

In this course, Dr Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield) explores accent and dialect variation, and also attitudes to accent and dialect variation. In the first module, we introduce some of the key terms associated with accent and dialect,...

7 lectures


Dr Chris Montgomery

Sheffield University

English Language

Topical Language Issues

In this course, Mr Dan Clayton (Independent Scholar) explores a variety of linguistic issues related to the use of the English language. In the first module, we think about why people take language so seriously, and why debates about its 'correct'...

6 lectures


Mr Dan Clayton

Independent Scholar

English Language

Language Change

In this course, Professor Simon Horobin (University of Oxford) explores language change in the English language. In the first module, we think about why we should study language change at all. In the second module we provide an introduction to the...

6 lectures


Prof. Simon Horobin

University of Oxford

English Language

Spoken Language and Identity

In this course, Dr Rob Drummond (Manchester Metropolitan University) explores the relationship between spoken language and identity – how we speak and who we are. In the first module, we think about language variation itself, focusing in...

5 lectures


Dr Rob Drummond

Manchester Metropolitan University

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