n this course you will study the concepts and methods of linguistic analysis to explore a wide range of spoken, written and multi-modal forms of English. The syllabus puts the system of English language (pronunciation and writing, grammar and meaning) at the heart of the course, and will develop your ability to apply the system to texts, both in comparing them and in explaining how particular language features contribute to meaning. You will develop original writing skills for a real-world purpose on topical language issues. You will also study how language develops, and its use in the media. You will complete an independent language investigation which will develop your research and presentation skills.