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English as a Global Language

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
William Baker
Academic year

Module overview

This module explores the rise of English as a global language focusing on the factors that have led to, and the issues that have arisen from, its dominant status. You will learn about the interrelation between globalisation, standardisation and variability and become familiar with relevant considerations regarding the spread of English across the world. You will also investigate the use of English in different domains from the point of view of its users, including the use of English in academic contexts by non-native speakers. This module will allow you to develop a critical awareness of what it means to be a user of English beyond the native norm and evaluate existing approaches to analyse language use in the English context.