LING 340 - Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111 or 210.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Speech in any society may take different forms, and we as speakers choose between them for particular reasons. Why does a speaker choose one particular form in a particular situation? In this course we examine the choices speakers make in different contexts, for varying

  • quantitative and qualitiative approaches to language variation and change;
  • styles, registers and varieties tied to particular contexts;
  • regional and social varieties of English;
  • relationships between language and gender, class, ethnicity and social networks
  • sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism, including issues of minority language maintenance, revitalization and attrition.

LING 340 - Introduction to Sociolinguistics
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 6613102369
Introducing Sociolinguistics, Publisher: Routledge 2011
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