LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY

LIN2LSO

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject deals with the nature and function of speech variation within communities: social, ethnic, gender and age differences; non-standard speech forms and their social functions; bilingualism and language contact; language shift and language death. Variation across communities is also considered in terms of different speech patterns used in different cultures.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCara Penry Williams

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at first-year level from Linguistics. All other students require Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3LIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificThe Guidebook to SociolinguisticsPrescribedAllan Bell 2013 Wiley

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students are able, independently or in small groups, to present their own views and the views of others in tutorial presentations.

Activities:
Tutorial exercises and participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Students will articulate connections between their study of linguistics and issues of personal or social concern.

Activities:
Tutorial exercises and participation, Assignments, Tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Students will be able to search for and locate information beyond the specific suggestions embodied in subject guides. Students will be familiar with library resources in the field of linguistic study. Students will be able to show independent thinking in their essay materials.

Activities:
Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Students will become more adept at engaging with and describing this linguistic diversity.

Activities:
Tutorial exercises and participation, Assignments, Tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Students will develop their ability to present and analyse data in written form. They will become more sophisticated in articulating and defending their analyses.

Activities:
Assignments, Test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

06. Students will expand the domains of linguistics across which they are able to deploy analytical and problem solving techniques.

Activities:
Assignments, Tests

07. Students will work co-operatively on various tasks, and discuss linguistic analyses of particular datasets.

Activities:
Tutorial exercises and participation, Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

08. Under guidance, students will be able to solve problems of increasing complexity across a wider range of sub-disciplines of linguistics.

Activities:
Assignments, Tutorial exercises, Tests

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