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LIN8015 Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 20 April 2014

Synopsis

Language is inextricable from the society in which it is used. This course provides students with an overview of the most relevant topics concerned with language and society, as well as language and culture. It provides educators, applied linguists and language teachers with an understanding of the social aspects of language, including the most topical issues of language planning and policy, societal aspects of language use, attitudes towards social dialects and other language varieties. This course is useful not only for teachers and educators but also for those who take advocacy in maintaining native and community languages, including language program managers at institutional as well as national levels. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2013 Online
Semester 3, 2013 Online