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Course Overview

Sociolinguistics is the discipline that studies the interaction of language and social life. This course will examine the major areas of sociolinguistics, including multilingualism, language contact, variation, language policy and planning and language attitudes. Methodological issues pertaining to the collection of sociolinguistic data will also be examined. The application of sociolinguistics to education, the law, medicine and sign language interpretation will be covered. All issues will be considered as they pertain to both spoken and signed languages.

Prerequisites: For UG students: LIN 101, 263, 301, 302; for Grad students: Permission of Instructor

Program: Linguistics

Credit: 3

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LIN-860

Language Variation

An examination of analytical methods used in the…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-880

Guided Research Project

This course is required to be taken twice,…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-883

Dissertation Concept Paper

This course serves as a transition from students’…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-890

Dissertation Proposal Development

In this course, students will develop their dissertation…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-895

Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

Linguistics

Credits 1-3

LIN-899

Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

Linguistics

Credits 1-3