We all have preferred accents and ways of speaking, but what makes something ‘good’ or ‘bad’ English? On this course, you will explore where our attitudes to language come from, how they are formed, and what they tell us about society.
During An Introduction to Sociolinguistics - Accents, Attitudes and Identity at FutureLearn you will be introduced to a range of sociolinguistic research methods and learn what these methods tell us about our individual sense of identity. You will also study their impact on social factors like gender, social class, and national affiliation. Plus, you will determine the real-world implications of language attitudes on our society as a whole.
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Programme StructureWhat topics will you cover?
- How do you measure attitudes?
- What is the relationship between language and identity?
- Why language attitudes matter
- 1 months
- 4 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Linguistics View 56 other Short Courses in Language Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
This course is designed for school or college students who are interested in studying English language and linguistics at University. This course will also be of interest to English A Level and Advanced Higher teachers, and anyone with an interest in spoken language and accentism.
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- Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
- Access to this course’s tests as well as a print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible
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