LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY

LIN2LSO

2017

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCara Penry Williams

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One hour in-class test (1000 word equivalent)25 02, 04, 05, 06, 08
Weekly exercises (400 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08
Two Assignments (total 2600 word equivalent)65 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08