Faculty of Arts


LINGUIST 101

Language and Society


Description

A survey of the interactions between language and other areas of human behaviour. Students will study the interaction between language structure and use on the one hand, and social structure and social norms on the other. The course introduces a range of topics in sociolinguistics including multilingualism, language attitudes, code-switching and language variation.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

Meyerhoff, Miriam, Introducing Socioliguistics (Routledge, 2006).

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

LINGUIST 101: 15.0 points


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