language as speech.

pay attention to ‘language’ as one specific type of human communication: compare language with non- linguisitc modes of human communication, systematically explore differences between three main modes of linguistic communication in contemporary life – spoken language, written language and digital/online language.


1. Be able to engage in critical debates about the nature and use of language in written, spoken and online contexts.

2. Have an understanding of some of the conceptual terminology used for discussing language.

3. Begun to understand how linguistic and non-linguistic communication interact with one another.