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English as a World Language

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
William Baker
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The module will explore the following topics: Personal, local, regional and world languages, English in the past: the establishment of standards, the spread of English through native and non-native speakers, English from a third world perspective, power and exploitation, language rights, features of English varieties among both native and non-native speakers, the role of literary and cultural studies, a model of the role of English in the contemporary world.

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