ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS 1A: Language, Meaning, and Power
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Classics, English, Literature
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7.5
Hours & Credits
How do we create meaning from the air we breathe and from marks on a page? How has language been exploited now and throughout history for effect, self-expression, and story-telling? In English Language & Linguistics we study the most intricate, powerful, and beautiful parts of our most valuable human asset - language.
In three strands this course explores in detail how newspapers, adverts, and politicians all try to persuade us; how linguistic meaning and structure are key to making ourselves understood; and how the 1500-year history of English tells us about who we are and where we came from.
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