SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
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Credit points: 30
In this subject students explore some of the ways in which language is actually used. The emphasis is on understanding and describing how people actually make use of the language and how this impacts on communication, particularly between native speakers and learners of a language and their settings. Theoretical and practical issues in the investigation of authentic language use are considered, and the practical implications for teachers, language curriculum developers and others involved in interactions are explored.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorDonna Starks
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Data Collection in Sociolinguistics:Methods and Applications||Recommended||Mallinson,Childs & Van Herk||ROUTLEDGE 2013|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. An informed understanding of the nature of social categories
- Students will explore and question the complex nature of sociolinguistic categories (including age, gender, social class, ethnicity, culture, place).
02. A developed awareness of how to analyse, question and apply current sociolinguistic thinking to novel settings
- Students will explore and question how established theories of Language & Power, Language & Style, Language and Gendered Identities, Language and Ethnicity can be used to inform an understanding of linguistic landscapes and how these are viewed by individuals from diverse backgrounds.
03. A demonstrated ability to articulate a research-based view of why and how to support educational decision making
- Students will engage in regular class discussions which focus on the implications of sociolinguistic theory and practice in classrooms, schools and broader social communities. This will be followed by individual projects on issues of relevance to the student's own educational experience.
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