LINGUIST List 8.1151

Thu Aug 7 1997

FYI: World English MA

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  1. A.F. GUPTA, World English MA

Message 1: World English MA

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 14:01:27 GMT
Subject: World English MA

School of English.
University of Leeds,

MA in English Language and World Englishes


This innovative MA offers the opportunity to study Modern English
language in its international context. This is an exciting and
growing area in English Language Study. The MA is of particular
relevance to those in Britain and outside Britain who are interested
in broadening their background in English language studies. This
course can accommodate the needs of those whose interests are
academic, educational, or media-oriented.

There are two core modules: Modern English Language and English as a
World Language. A wide range of options is available from which
students may choose their two other modules. Some modules (e.g.
Communicating Meanings, Language & Politics, Style Discourse and
Rhetoric) are designed especially for this MA course. In addition,
the course is linked to other MAs in the School of English (e.g. in
American Studies and in Literature from Commonwealth Countries) and to
the MA in the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics. Students can
take approved options which are primarily language oriented, or
literature oriented. Many courses are also available which are offered
by the School of Education as part of their MEd program. Many of
these are especially relevant for those interested in the Teaching of
English as a Second Language. Admission to some of these courses may
depend on students fulfilling requirements made by the departments

Students are also required to follow a module in Research Methods in
Semester I, and to do a dissertation.

The duration of the course is one academic year. Core modules will be
offered in the daytime, while some options are available as daytime
classes and others (e.g. Dialectology & Sociolinguistics and
Lexicology & History of English, and most of the Education modules),
where you will be studying alongside in-service teachers, are taught
in the evening (6-8pm).

Students who wish to do this MA should have some background in the
study of English language. Normally admission would require the
minimum of a good second class BA degree in English Language and/or
Literature, or in Linguistics. Students with good honours degrees in
combined studies, or in other subjects, may also be considered if
relevant subjects have been taken.

Students whose degrees are from universities where the medium of
instruction is not English will be required to give evidence of a high
standard of English proficiency.

 For more information, contact:
 Professor Katie Wales

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Anthea Fraser GUPTA :$staff/afg
School of English
University of Leeds
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