LING 370 - Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 210.
Repeatability:
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)
 
42413
Open
36
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
42663
Open
1
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
42665
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
42667
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
42671
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
42673
Open
4
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
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Note:
Please note that the course description above is incorrect and does not represent what the course covers. 
 
The correct course description is: 
 
This course examines language as a potential site of social statement, and sometimes social conflict, particularly with respect to questions of ?race? and ethnicity. Course looks at issues concerning language-based discrimination in various public and private contexts and at beliefs about language and language variation 
 
All readings will be available through the course CTools site. If you want to purchase hard copy, a course pack will be available at Dollar Bill Copy
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