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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.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Bradley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjects LIN3LIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroducing sociolinguistics; 2nd editionPrescribedMeyerhoff, M.WILEY BLACKWELL 2011

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