Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The language of the workhouse

Val Gillies has written a great piece on the revival of a "Victorian lexicon" to describe class in the UK which echoes and magnifies some of the points brought up in this blog post from January about the polarised discourses surrounding people in work and out of work.

If you're looking for ENGA3 topics related to language and representation (for PC discourses) or are thinking ahead to ENGA2 topics for next year's coursework, it makes a good, if deeply depressing, read.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you knew what came up as the language development question in january 2013?

Dan said...

Yes, "Examine how children build up their vocabulary and learn to use it appropriately".

Anonymous said...

What sort of question do you reckon is due to come up?

Dan said...

No idea!