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  1. Week 1: Theoretical background: identities, minorities, marginalised groups and 'subcultures' 4 items
    Read EITHER the chapters in Joseph OR in Edwards - these are your compulsory set reading for the week.
    1. Chapter 4: 'Integrating perspectives from adjacent disciplines'

      Chapter Essential Read chapter 4. Chapter 2 ('Linguistic identity and the functions and evolution of language') is a useful addition.

    2. Chapter 3: 'Identifying ourselves'

      Chapter Essential Read chapter 3. Chapter 2 (Identity, the individual and the group') is a useful addition.

  2. Week 2: Northern Englishes 2 items
  3. Weeks 3 and 4: Scots and Ulster Scots 2 items
    1. Week 3 2 items
      1. Scots - Jeremy Smith

        Chapter Essential

      2. chapter 5, 'Language in modern Scottish society'.

        Chapter Recommended Please read chapter 5, 'Language in modern Scottish society' (pp. 45-62).

    2. Week 4 0 items
      Please check the module page on Canvas for Week 4 resources/ preparation.
  4. Weeks 5 and 6: Irish English 3 items
    1. Week 5 2 items
      1. Chapter 4, “The emergence of Irish English”, except sections 4.3. and 4.4; section 5.6. ‘The lexicon of Irish English’; section 5.7. ‘The pragmatics of Irish English’

        Chapter Essential For Week 5 the following chapter/sections are your COMPULSORY reading: Chapter 4, “The emergence of Irish English”, except sections 4.3. and 4.4; section 5.6. ‘The lexicon of Irish English’ (pp. 362-370); section 5.7. ‘The pragmatics of Irish English’ (pp.370-376).

      2. Epilogues 1 and 2 of Chapter 5 (‘Irish English as a second language’( and (‘The language of Irish Travellers’.

        Chapter Recommended For Week 5, your ADDITIONAL reading is the following: Epilogues 1 and 2 of Chapter 5 (‘Irish English as a second language’ and ‘The language of Irish Travellers’; pp. 376-383)

    2. Week 6 1 item
      Please check the module page on Canvas for resources/preparation.
      1. The politics of language in Ireland 1366-1922: a sourcebook - Tony Crowley 2000

        Book Essential

  5. Week 8: Shelta, Cant, Traveller English 2 items
  6. Week 9: LGBTQI+ and Polari 3 items
    1. Chapters 1 and 4 'What is Polari?' and 'Uses and abuses'

      Chapter Essential Please read the following chapters (we have an e-copy of this book): 'What is Polari?' (pp. 1-18) AND 'Uses and abuses' (pp. 63-85)

    2. Language: Polari - Jonathon Green 04/1997

      Article Recommended

    3. Chapter 2. 'Historical origins'.

      Chapter Recommended Please read the chapter 'Historical origins' (pp. 19-38). Remember: we have this book as a print copy AND as an e-copy.

  7. Week 10: British Black English and 'Jafaican' 3 items
    1. How do you spell Patwa? - Mark Sebba 12/1996

      Article Recommended

  8. Week 11: Multicultural London English 3 items
  9. Other academic resources 17 items
    1. Fantabulosa - Paul Baker 2002

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    2. Dialectology - J. K. Chambers, Peter Trudgill 1998

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    3. Edinburgh Companion to Scots - J. Corbett, J. Derrick McClure, Jane Stuart-Smith 2003

      Book 

    4. Irish English - Karen P. Corrigan 2010

      Book 

    5. Language in history: theories and texts - Tony Crowley 1996

      Book 

    6. Scouse: a social and cultural history - Tony Crowley 2012

      Book 

    7. Sociolinguistics in Ireland - Raymond Hickey 2016

      Book 

    8. English accents & dialects: an introduction to social and regional varieties of English in the British Isles - Arthur Hughes, Peter Trudgill, Dominic James Landon Watt 2012

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    9. Edinburgh History of the Scots Language - Charles Jones 1997

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    10. Irish English: Vol. 2: The Republic of Ireland - Jeffrey L. Kallen 2013

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    11. Bryght Lanternis - J. Derrick McClure 1989

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