LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
In this subject we consider the relation between language, culture and thought. We explore universalist versus relativist views of language in relation to topics such as kinship, colour, models and metaphors. We also explore the relationship between language and social class, gender and ethnic group, variation in language styles and registers, and factors affecting language choice in contexts of multilingualism.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Incompatible subjects LIN1NLA
Special conditions Core subject at first-year for the Linguistics minor in the Bachelor of Arts degree.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to Sociolinguistics 6th Edition||Prescribed||R. Wardhaugh 2010||OXFORD: WILEY-BLACKWELL|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Assignment 1 (200 words)||5|
|Assignment 2 (600 words)||15|
|Assignment 3 (1000 words)||25|
|Essay (1800 words)||45|
|Weekly tutorial worksheets (400 words)||10|