[Humanist] 23.687 new MA: Language & Cultural Diversity

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 9 07:34:03 CET 2010

                       Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 687.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:38:02 +0000
From: "Rampton, Ben" <ben.rampton at kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: New MA Language & Cultural Diversity, King's College London

MA in Language and Cultural Diversity
Centre for Language Discourse and Communication
King´s College London
www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc

This new MA programme provides a platform for study and understanding of the
linguistic dimensions of social and cultural diversity in globalized
societies. It combines an introduction to linguistic perspectives on
identity and culture with a variety of optional modules that provide the
opportunity to specialise in three areas:

*   Linguistic diversity - e.g. `Cultures in grammar´, `World languages &linguistic typology´, `Language, mind & culture´

*   Discourse, text, interaction and identity - e.g. 'Linguistic
approaches to narrative analysis', 'Translation theory', 'Medical
discourses', 'Language & power', 'Arabic sociolinguistics'

*   Teaching and diversity - e.g. 'Language contact, bilingualism & Black

Englishes', 'Language practices in multi-ethnic classrooms'

Within and across these strands, students can develop their knowledge and
abilities in language analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic ethnography,
discourse analysis, translation, first & second language learning,
cognitive/psycholinguistics, language education and language policy.
Students are supported by modules in research methodology ('Researching
linguistic diversity' & 'Digital methods for text & discourse analysis'),
and they are encouraged to pursue their interests in particular languages
and/or in social, cultural and practical issues where language plays a role.
There are strong links to the extensive and internationally recognised
research on language and culture conducted at the Centre for LDC, as well as
to the work on linguistic diversity in London and beyond.

For more information, visit

> www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/language_and_cultural_diversity<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/language_and_cultural_diversityand www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc


[NB: The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, would welcome applications to its PhD in Digital Humanities from those who complete this MA to allow them to develop their research interests at an advanced level. The PhD in Digital Humanities is normally collaborative with other academic departments across the College and can be located partially in the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication. Write to me for further information. --WM]

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