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Accent and Dialect

In this course, Dr Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield) explores accent and dialect variation, and also attitudes to accent and dialect variation. In the first module, we introduce some of the key terms associated with accent and dialect,...

7 lectures

1:01:20

Dr Chris Montgomery

Sheffield University

English Language

Language, Gender and Sexuality

In this course, Dr Lucy Jones (University of Nottingham) explores language use through the lens of gender and sexuality. In the first module, we outline some of the traditional approaches to the question of why men and women use language...

5 lectures

0:34:30

Dr Lucy Jones

Nottingham University

English Language

Spoken Language and Identity

In this course, Dr Rob Drummond (Manchester Metropolitan University) explores the relationship between spoken language and identity – how we speak and who we are. In the first module, we think about language variation itself, focusing in...

5 lectures

0:40:53

Dr Rob Drummond

Manchester Metropolitan University

English Language

Language, Gender and Sexuality

In this course, Professor Helen Sauntson (York St John University) explores language, gender and sexuality. In the first module, we provide an introduction to the field, including an overview of recent research. In the second module, we think...

6 lectures

1:00:23

Prof. Helen Sauntson

York St John University

English Language

Language and Power

In this course, Professor Emma Moore (University of Sheffield) thinks about the relationship between language and power. In the first module, we think about the relationship between social class, language and power, focusing in particular on the...

6 lectures

0:54:13

Prof. Emma Moore

Sheffield University

English Language

Accent Bias

In this course, Dr Dominic Watt (University of York) explores the concept of accent bias – the idea that some accents are considered 'better' or 'more correct' than others. In the first module, we think about what we mean when we talk about...

4 lectures

0:45:21

Dr Dominic Watt

York University

English Language

Gender, Sexuality and the Media

In this course, Dr Helen Ringrow (University of Portsmouth) explores issues of gender and sexuality in media texts. In the first module, we provide a brief introduction to some of the issues we'll be discussing in the rest of the course, including...

5 lectures

0:41:53

Dr Helen Ringrow

Portsmouth University

English Language

Phonetics and Phonology

In this course, Professor Jane Setter (University of Reading) provides an introduction to phonetics and phonology. In the first module, we look at the speech chain and think about how people actually understand speech. In the two modules after...

8 lectures

1:11:26

Prof. Jane Setter

Reading University

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