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Linguistics : Language and Power

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Maria Rosa Garrido Sardà
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2017 -> 2017

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


Upon completion of the course students should
- able to understand the links between language and social inequalities under certain sociopolitical and historical conditions
- be able to understand how linguistic features socially construct and index gender, class and race/ethnicity identities
- acquired knowledge about how people are judged and treated because of the way they speak.
- be able to observe and reflect about discursive and linguistic violence, including their social contexts
- have developed the ability to present their research results in written form.
- be able to comprehend and discuss an original research article.


1. Introduction: Language as symbolic power
2. Language, race and ethnicity
3. Language, gender and sexuality
4. Language and social class


1 Documenting discursive violence (Groups of 3 people ) 20%
2 Article commentary (Individual) 300 (± 10%) 10%
3 Final research paper (Individual) 3000 (± 10%) 70%


All compulsory readings will be posted on Moodle. You do not need to buy a textbook.

Exigences du cursus d'études

Introduction to English Language and Linguistics (IELL)
Development of the English Language (Diachronic Linguistics)

Informations supplémentaires


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