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ARAB5011M Comparative Arabic/English Stylistics 1

15 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Prof Janet Watson
Email: J.C.E.Watson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module should enable students to understand and analyse key stylistic features of Arabic and English, with a focus on the following: 1. Introduction to stylistics and linguistics; 2. Two ‘dimensions’ in linguistics: level vs. rank; 3. Textual matrices for stylistic analysis; 4. Denotative meaning; 5. Connotative meaning; 6. Language variety; 7. Genre and text-type; 8. Phonology/Graphology;

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will have an understanding of fundamental aspects of stylistics in Arabic and English, and of key stylistic differences between the two languages.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able analyse the key stylistic features of Arabic and English texts listed in Outline Syllabus (immediately below), and show coherently how texts in the two languages typically differ. Students should also be able to express themselves clearly and to present their work in line with normal academic standards.

Skills outcomes
Analytical skills
Critical thinking
Independent working
Research skills
Time management


Syllabus

1. Introduction to stylistics and linguistics;
2. Two ‘dimensions’ in linguistics: level vs. rank;
3. Textual matrices for stylistic analysis;
4. Denotative meaning;
5. Connotative meaning;
6. Language variety;
7. Genre and text-type;
8. Phonology/Graphology

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar102.0020.00
Tutorial211.0021.00
Private study hours87.00
Total Contact hours63.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students do (i) pre-reading from the Comparative Arabic/English Stylistics Module Booklet, and (ii) Pre-lecture (interactive classroom) formative assignments to be subsequently discussed in class.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students have 2 marked formative assessments per semester.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentTake-home assessment30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 24/04/2018

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