Applied Linguistics and English Language

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EDU 8823EEF

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Applied Linguistics and English Language

EDU 8823EEF

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Applied Linguistics and English Language

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Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Course Description (New Course)

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Course Code
EDU 8823EEF
Course Title (English)
Applied Linguistics and English Language
Course Title (Chinese)
應用語言學與英國語言
CEF
No
Medium of Instruction
English
Credit-units
6
Length in Terms
2 terms
Course Coordinator and her qualifications
Dr Vanliza Chow BPhil, MA, PhD (University of Birmingham)
Course Developer
The Open University (EE817 Applied linguistics and English language)
Advisory Prerequisite(s) (not necessary if not applicable)
N/A
Compulsory Prerequisite(s) (not necessary if not applicable)
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Excluded Combinations and Courses Not Allowed to be Taken Again
N/A
Aims

This course aims to help students develop a solid grounding in a range of ideas and techniques within applied linguistics (e.g. semantics, pragmatics, intercultural communication, conversation analysis, ethnography, language and globalisation, role of technologies) and apply this to their professional practice.

Contents: (Please provide the topics (which may be the unit titles, without unit numbers in bullet points. You may provide additional information if you think the titles are too brief.)

Section 1: What is applied linguistics?

  • Applied linguistics and language
  • Language in the mind
  • Social perspectives on language
  • Attested data in applied linguistics

Section 2: The building blocks of English

  • The sounds of English: Phonology
  • Elements of meaning: Morphology
  • Words and meanings: Lexical semantics
  • Grammar: Forms and functions of English
  • The grammar of conversations
  • Meaning in context: Pragmatics

Section 3: English language in contexts and interactions

  • Ethnographies of language use: Theorising context
  • Politeness
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)
  • English in the world: The spread of English

Section 4: Drawing it all together

  • English in the world: Norms and native speakers
  • Communicating in multiple modes
  • Changing technologies
  • Texts and practices: Describing and interpreting information

Learning Support: (This will cover aspects as tutorials, day schools, lab classes, field trips, etc.)

EDU8823EEF is a face-to-face course which is conducted in two terms. Students are expected to engage in 62 face-to-face contact hours, including 26 two-hour lectures and 5 five two-hour tutorials. Consultation sessions will also be conducted. Specifically, the lectures will help students achieve the intended learning outcomes of the course by providing them with quality input; the tutorials and consultation sessions will guide students through their independent research projects (Assignments 4 and 5) by providing them with advice and guidance.

Assessment (assignments, examination, compulsory day school attendance):

There are five assignments in the course for continuous assessment purposes. All the assignments will be counted and contribute 100% to the final course result:

  • Assignment 1 (20%): Critique of a journal article
  • Assignment 2 (20%): Text analysis
  • Assignment 3 (20%): Text analysis
  • Assignment 4 (10%): Research proposal
  • Assignment 5 (30%): Research report

Online Requirement (if any): Disabilities

N/A

Equipment and Software (if any):

N/A

Set Book(s): (This should only include set books that are not included in the course materials.)

None

Students with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs (not necessary if no specific advice and if the general advice is applicable):Disabilities

N/A

Remarks:
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Excluded Combinations and Courses Not Allowed to be Taken Again:
When two courses form an excluded combination, students are allowed to take both of them; but only one can count towards any single award. When two courses belong to the 'courses not allowed to be taken again' category, students having taken the previous course will not be allowed to take the counterpart course. Schools should be cautious in setting the course under the appropriate category at the very start since this will have implications on whether the course taken can count towards graduation.
Online Requirement:
The Senate at its 125th meeting held on 27 April 2018 has approved the policy on electronic submission of assignments with full implementation no later than 2019 Autumn term. Schools are required to include this new policy in the course description.
Students with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs:
The MB and Senate have approved the measures to fulfill the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Ordinance and the related Code of Practice. It is assumed that each programme has been designed to allow sufficient course for selection to enable students with disabilities or special educational needs to obtain their planned awards. Details of course requirements, including assignment and examination, and their possible implications to students with disabilities or special educational needs, should be clearly conveyed in this section, and in Assessment.

Examples:
PTH E150C: 本科以沒有聽說障礙的學員為對象。學員若因殘疾問題或有特別學習需要而對修讀本科有任何疑問,應在報讀本科前向學科主任查詢。
ENGL E205: The audio components of the materials and assessment for this course may cause difficulties for students with impaired hearing or speech. You should seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on the course.


This part would only be written if there is specific advice. For courses that use the general statement “Students should seek advice from Course Coordinator before enrolling on the course. 學員應在修讀學科前,徵求學科主任的意見。” we would not include this section under specific courses, but have a short paragraph in the general part to alert students with disabilities or special educational needs to seek the advice of the Course Coordinator.

Course Coordinator:

Dr Vanliza Chow, BPhil, MA, PhD (University of Birmingham)

Course Developer:
The Open University
(EE817 Applied linguistics and English language)

Aims

This course aims to help students develop a solid grounding in a range of ideas and techniques within applied linguistics (e.g. semantics, pragmatics, intercultural communication, conversation analysis, ethnography, language and globalisation, role of technologies) and apply this to their professional practice.

Contents

Section 1: What is applied linguistics?
  • Applied linguistics and language
  • Language in the mind
  • Social perspectives on language
  • Attested data in applied linguistics
Section 2: The building blocks of English
  • The sounds of English: Phonology
  • Elements of meaning: Morphology
  • Words and meanings: Lexical semantics
  • Grammar: Forms and functions of English
  • The grammar of conversations
  • Meaning in context: Pragmatics
Section 3: English language in contexts and interactions
  • Ethnographies of language use: Theorising context
  • Politeness
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)
  • English in the world: The spread of English
Section 4: Drawing it all together
  • English in the world: Norms and native speakers
  • Communicating in multiple modes
  • Changing technologies
  • Texts and practices: Describing and interpreting information

Learning support

EDU 8823EEF is a face-to-face course which is conducted in two terms. Students are expected to engage in 62 face-to-face contact hours, including 26 two-hour lectures and five two-hour tutorials. Consultation sessions will also be conducted. Specifically, the lectures will help students achieve the intended learning outcomes of the course by providing them with quality input; the tutorials and consultation sessions will guide students through their independent research projects (Assignments 4 and 5) by providing them with advice and guidance.

Assessment
There are five assignments in the course for continuous assessment purposes. All the assignments will be counted and contribute 100% to the final course result:
  • Assignment 1 (20%): Critique of a journal article
  • Assignment 2 (20%): Text analysis
  • Assignment 3 (20%): Text analysis
  • Assignment 4 (10%): Research proposal
  • Assignment 5 (30%): Research report

Set book(s)

None