This module offers students the opportunity to explore the linguistic phenomena resulting from globalisation, migration and 'superdiversity'. We will consider different theoretical approaches to the study of bilingualism and multilingualism, looking in particular at recent challenges which have been made to traditional theories in these fields such as 'translanguaging'. Participants will also engage with the challenges posed to education systems and other institutions by the increasing diversity of populations. The module has a strong practical component and you will work directly with multilingual interactional data from various sources. There will also be the opportunity to take up a placement in one of several London organisations which address the learning needs of multilingual people, such as an ESOL class or community group. This will be organised in conjunction with the module convenor and the community partners.
Dr Melanie Cooke
Module assessment - more information
- 3800 word analysis or report or case study OR materials and 2500 word evaluation (worth 100% of the final mark)