LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY

LIN3LIS

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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 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed one Linguistics subject from LIN1NLA, LIN1NLB, LIN1LCS or LIN1LDD. All other students require co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN2LIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to Sociolinguistics.PrescribedHolmes, J.LONDON: LONGMAN.
ReadingsIntroducing sociolinguisticsPrescribedMyerhoff, M.BLACKWELL 2006

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