LING 542 - Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 411 or graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course we examine language as a social phenomenon, exploring the relationships between variation in language use and social processes. We will work with quantitative and qualitiative methods in discussing language variation and change in a range of situations. Broad themes will include linguistic styles, registers and varieties aligned with different contexts, e.g. region, class, gender, ethincity, identity, age, power; the concept of "standard" languages; and social practises in, and outcomes of, multilingualism and languages in contact. Students will undertake independent research projects.

LING 542 - Introduction to Sociolinguistics
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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