LING 370 - Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement
Section: 001
Term: SU 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 210.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the ways language serves as a potential site of social statement, and sometimes social conflict, particularly with respect to questions of “race” and ethnicity. We will explore issues concerning language-based discrimination in various public and private contexts, multilingualism, regional and ethnically-linked dialects, ideologies about language and language variation and finally hate speech and political correctness. As we explore these issues, we will also examine the ways in which language is used to construct and reflect social identities and social group boundaries. We will discuss how different aspects of social identity relate to language practice and will use the critical lens of race and ethnicity to center most of our discussions.

LING 370 - Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuWTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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