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Some useful websites and links:

http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/jlcheshire/sociolingx%20and%20age.pdf

www.corpora4learning.net/resources/corpora.html

www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/sep/13/guardian-travel-writing-competition-2013

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/05/russell-brand-democratic-system-newsnight

http://soundcloud.com/newyorker  

www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/nssa

www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource /Teachers-TV-Always-the-Teacher-Never-the-Bride-6045762/

http://arlenehutton.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Hutton-_I-DREAM-BEFORE_2012.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parenthetical_referencing

www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary

Units 1 and 2

These are Language Variation: Individual Variation and Variation Over Time (From 1500 to the Present Day), assessed by two essays in one exam (2 hours and 15 minutes, 35% of the mark); and Child Language: Written and Spoken, assessed by one essay in one exam (1 hour, 20% of the mark).

Unit 3

This is Investigating Language, the area of investigation pre-released in the January before the summer exam, which students will research. It is assessed by two questions in one exam (1 hour and 45 minutes, 25% of the mark).

Unit 4

This is the Coursework. It consists of two pieces of Creative Writing plus one commentary (3,000 words maximum, 20% of the mark). It is internally assessed.