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Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Online
Subject Area
Course Number
LING 0600 920
Course Code
LING0600920
Course Key
76309
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Time
5:15pm-9:05pm
5:15pm-9:05pm
Instructor
Primary Program
Secondary Program
Course Note
Satisfies Quantitative Data Analysis
Course Description
Human language viewed from a social and historical perspective. Students will acquire the tools of linguistic analysis through interactive computer programs, covering phonetics, phonology and morphology, in English and other languages. These techniques will then be used to trace social differences in the use of language, and changing patterns of social stratification. The course will focus on linguistic changes in progress in American society, in both mainstream and minority communities, and the social problems associated with them. Students will engage in field projects to search for the social correlates of linguistic behavior, and use quantitative methods to analyze the results.
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