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Grammar and Academic Style for EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

This series of six two-hour classes looks at areas of grammar and academic style important for non-native speakers of English who are expected to produce written assignments such as essays and dissertations. Areas covered include the division of time (verb tense/aspect work), cautious language (hedging), text cohesion (discourse markers), the use of the passive, the use of personal pronouns, nominalization and other style tips. This is pitched at upper-intermediate to advanced students, IELTS 6.0 to 7.5/8.0.

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Social and Linguistic variation: Dealing with Data

A workshop exercise which involves a very basic quantitative analysis of social and linguistic variation. It requires students to analyse an extract of data, identify variants, quantify them and analyse patterns of variation in a larger dataset. Note: This resource contains occasional swear words.

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Social and Linguistic Variation

A workshop exercise which can be used to explore the interaction between linguistic variables and social factors such as social class and style.

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Traditional Studies of Social Class and Style

A powerpoint which explores how Sociolinguists have traditionally studied Social Class and Style. It considers how Sociolinguistic work differs from Dialectology and examines the concept of the Speech Community.

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This list was generated on Thu Aug 8 17:51:21 2019 BST.