LG102-4-FY: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLINGUISTICS
Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
||Dr. Wyn Johnson
||Dr. R. Clift, Prof. P. Patrick & Dr. E. Al-Wer
||Dr Wyn Johnson, office: 4.209, telephone 01206 872082, email wyn (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
The module is divided into four sections. The first, introductory set of lectures looks at what sociolinguistics is, how it is studied and explodes some myths about how language is used in society. The second section explores the relationship between the language we speak and the culture in which we operate, exploring such issues as language and world-view, the manifestation of power through language, the expression of politeness and some of the applications of sociolinguistics. The third part is concerned with language contact and multilingualism and asks why people use more than one language and how they choose to switch between them. The final part considers language variation both within speakers and in the community as well as language change.
LG102 aims to provide a sound base to knowledge of sociolinguistics and to enable students to proceed into sociolinguistic based modules in the second and final year.
Learning & Teaching Methods
LG102 prepares students for further study in sociolinguistics.
1 x 1 hr lecture and 1 x 1 hr class per week for 20 weeks and 2 x 1hr revision classes in summer term.
50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark
50% course work:
1 x 3000 word essay (40% of coursework mark) due Monday of week 30 and 4 x 1000 word assignments (60% of coursework mark) due Friday of weeks 6, 11, 20 and 25.
1 x 3-hour examination.
Exam Duration and Period
3:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
- There is no specific module text for LG102.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr Patrick Honeybone
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
- Academic Role: Senior Lecturer
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