1.   The history of how English has been codified in dictionaries and grammar books (5 pts)
    2.    The reasons why dictionaries were commissioned (5pts)
    3.    The criteria used for including words in the dictionary (5 pts)
    4.    The extent to which a dictionary is considered to be a prescriptive or descriptive account of English (5pts)
    N.B. Students need to read Unit 2 and reading B and think about the TMA questions as they read. Students need to listen to DVD1, clip2.2 and take notes relating to the TMA question. When writing, students need to pay attention to structure, layout and correct language and use appropriate referencing and citation.  Please note that, in addition to the textbook materials, students are strongly recommended to consult two or more of the following references

 

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