15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Advanced proficiency in a language other than English

Aims/Description: This module starts from the assumption that language is fundamental to all forms of social life and our understanding of social reality. This poses challenges for all kinds of intercultural contact - be it through translation, other forms of intercultural communication, or through the analysis and interpretation of the cultural `other' in cultural productions. The module sets out to explain how language interacts with the world around us. The focus is on how we - as language users - shape reality for us and everyone around us whenever we use language in social and cultural contexts, both within and across cultural boundaries.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to MDL, ELL, EAS, DHI and Education students and subject to numbers

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Languages and Cultures):

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