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Language, Globalisation and World Englishes - LING290

This unit explores the ways in which globalising forces are shaping the way that language is used in today's world, and examines in detail the shifts in language dominance and patterns of use that continue to occur in the coming decades. Against this broad context, we examine critically the social, cultural, political and ethical dimensions of the spread of English as a global language, and the emergence of a range of Englishes. From their studies in this unit, students gain a deep understanding of the strategic adjustments necessary for effective intercultural communication in both professional and social domains. They also develop a balanced awareness of the risks of linguistic marginalisation and prejudice, as well as the wealth of opportunities for communicative interaction and engagement that accompany the processes of globalisation.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Peter Roger

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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