AA5366 Theory and Practice of Sociolinguistics

Course Summary

Upon completion of this course students will be able to describe and discuss sociolinguistic variation at the level of a single language. Topics include but are not limited to: the theory of variation; variationist data collection; dialectology; ethnography of communication; pragmatics (power, solidarity, politeness); language and gender; social factors (time, generation, social class, kin/peer group social network, ethnicity and identity); and standard and non-standard usage.

Course Details

Level: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring
Prerequisites: AA4350 Language and Society

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