LING571 Sociolinguistics and Language EcologyUpdated: 13 August 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||LING330 or LING371 or EDLA503|
- Sociolinguistics and Language Ecology
|Coordinator(s)||Finex Ndhlovu (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sociolinguistics is the study of how people use language to achieve social purposes, such as claiming or maintaining identity and group solidarity. This unit provides a broad introduction to this core area of linguistics and covers such topics as multilingualism, code-choice, language and superdiversity, language, migration and citizenship, language variation, dialectology, interactional studies, gender, language contact, language and inequality, and language and power. We also cover some important applications of sociolinguistics (vernacular education, and language policy and planning) and current debates in areas like creolisation, language testing for immigration and citizenship, language and social justice, and language endangerment and rights to language(s) of choice.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: