English Language taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying English Language at university.

 Jessop West building

How free are we to vary the grammar that we use?

When: Tuesday 30 March, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Spaces available: 250

Age group: Year 12, A Level

Expression of interest form

Can people choose how to speak? Does being working class mean you can’t help but use nonstandard grammar, or are we free to use language to develop styles and identities which transcend our place in the social hierarchy?

In this taster lecture, we'll think about the extent to which our social class determines the language we use and consider what other factors might affect how we speak.


3:45pm Log-in and get comfortable
3:55pm  Welcome and introduction to the department talk
4:05pm Taster Lecture - Emma Moore 'How free are we to vary the grammar that we use?'
4:35pm Q&A on the taster lecture
4:50pm Q&A on what it's like to study English Language as an undergraduate at Sheffield  

We look forward to meeting you!

For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk


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