This course is for anyone interested in finding out more about sociolinguistics. Topics include:
- attitudes to accents in the UK
- how sociolinguists measure accents and attitudes
- the relationship between accents and identity
- why accents matter in the real world
The course is particularly useful for sixth form students looking to study English language or linguistics at university. It could be used as supporting evidence in your UCAS personal statement.
Assessments (and subsequent certificates) are optional and carry a fee, with the exception of people with a York username for whom they are free.
(York Account holders sign-up includes offer holders, staff and current students).
We make alternative offers for some of our undergraduate degrees, including the completion of a MOOC for eligible applicants. This includes this MOOC.
You can join and access this course for free. You're also able to upgrade your FutureLearn account to a paid version for additional benefits (futurelearn.com).