30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to some of the ways in which linguistic analysis can be used to explore the language of literary texts. Topics covered will include: nouns and verbs; sentence structure; vocabulary and register; narrative and point of view; reporting speech and thought. The emphasis will be upon a practical approach, and texts studied will be predominantly drawn from contemporary literature. Students will also be introduced to some of the recent debates about the value of literary linguistics. Students who complete this module will have gained a good understanding of the language of literature.

Staff Contact: Lisa Allen
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK