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Dialect in Literature and Film

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Jennifer Thorburn
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

- Critically engage with sociolinguistic literature, particularly on English varieties and their representation
- Lead thoughtful academic discussion
- Understand how dialect representation and standard language ideology intersect
- Design and conduct a linguistic research project


This course focuses on how dialects of English are represented in literature and film. Students will be introduced to basic sociolinguistic principles, including language variation and standard language ideology.

Students will examine case studies of different literature and film over the course of the semester. They will also conduct an independent research project to develop their understanding of how dialects are portrayed and which features are used to develop characters, plots, etc.


To be specified

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