15EJEJ64 - Varieties of English

Course specification
Course title Varieties of English
Acronym 15EJEJ64
Study programme English language and literature
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 3.0 Status
    Condition - Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal Learning about the status of English in the world today and about the features of first language varieties, sociolects and registers of English.
    The outcome Students have learnt the features of dialects of English, can identify and understand speakers from different countries. They have learnt about the status of English in the world today and about the standards crucial in ELT. They can analyze the texts from different registers and successfully apply the knowledge in active language use. They have developed linguistic sensitivity towards different ethnic and age groups and gender differences that are manifest in language.
    Contents of lectures International English, standard language, world English and ELT. History of spread of English from the British Isles. Dialects (British, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African). Pidgins, creoles. Spoken and written language. sociolects: age, gender, ethnicity, occupation. Political correctness. Media discourse: newspapers, magazines. Internet language.
    Contents of exercises Critical reading of articles and book chapters. Working with dialect atlases. Listening to audio material. Analyzing authentic texts.
    1. Bauer, L. 2003. An Introduction to International Varieties of English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (Original title)
    2. Crystal, D. 1995. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Original title)
    3. Freeborn, D. et al. 1993. Varieties of English. Houndmills: Macmillan. (Original title)
    4. Radić-Bojanić, B.. Topalov, J. 2011. Varieties of English. An Activitiy Book for Students. Novi Sad: Filozofski fakultet. (Original title)
    5. Svartvik, J. and Leech, G. 2006. English – One Tongue, Many Voices. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. (Original title)
    6. Thorne, S. 2008. Mastering Advanced English Language. Houndmills: Palgrave. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, practice classes. Listening to audio material, workin with dialect atlases. Individual work, pair work, group work.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 30
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 30
    Seminars 20
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