LIN8015 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
|Short Description:||Intro to Sociolinguistics|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091521 - Linguistics|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
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.