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Language and Society

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course will provide an overview of the field of sociolinguistics.This course focuses on the case of language as social category. It focuses on the interaction of language with society and the individual. The course examines variations in language that are determined by age, social status, gender, and region, ethnic and cultural identity.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to develop a critical understanding of how linguistic diversity can be managed in various social settings, including multiethnic workplace, media, court, the education of linguistic minority and urban space.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understand the central theories and methods in sociolinguistics
  • be able to explain the role of the language in social structures
  • use the most important terms and concepts of language planning and sociolinguistics to analyze language environment and explain their decision about policies at school, at home, at work, city street
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Methods of sociology of language
  • Social and language variables
  • Language and Poverty
  • Language and age
  • Language and Mobility
  • Multilingualism and urban space
  • Multilingual society in Russia
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework Projects
  • non-blocking Seminar Participation
  • non-blocking Empirical Study Essay
  • non-blocking Presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Empirical Study Essay + 0.25 * Homework Projects + 0.25 * Presentation + 0.25 * Seminar Participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Smakman, D., & Heinrich, P. (2018). Urban Sociolinguistics : The City As a Linguistic Process and Experience (Vol. First edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1585404

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Van Herk, G. (2017). What Is Sociolinguistics? Vol. Second edition. Wiley-Blackwell.