This module examines the ways in which language and discourse are used to construct cultural difference and social identity, both in face-to-face
interaction and in public representations. We address issues of power, ideology and social change, as well as the dynamic relationships between class,
ethnicity, gender, and generation, and we consider some major 20th century cultural theorists (e.g. Bakhtin, Foucault, Bourdieu, Goffman). We will
also draw on and develop your skills of language and discourse analysis, and we will provide opportunities to engage with our own ongoing research.
*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
Prof. Ben Rampton
Module assessment - more information
4,000 word essay