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Synchronic Linguistics: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Jennifer Thorburn
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2018 -> 2018

Pas d'horaire défini.

Séminaire

Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

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

Objectif

After successfully completing this course, student will be able to:

- Understand essential sociolinguistic concepts and theories
- Engage with sociolinguistic literature, particularly about language variation and change
- Discuss academic argumentation and research in an informal setting
- Conduct primary empirical research, including basic quantitative analyses

Contenu

Sociolinguistics is the study of language and society. This course introduces students to foundational concepts of language variation and change through the lens of dialectological and (variationist) sociolinguistic research. Students will engage with key studies to understand how factors such as age, sex, region, ethnicity, and social groupings can impact language use. They will develop an understanding of why such variation exists and of how people regard and respond to differences between varieties by conducting quantitative sociolinguistic studies on regional language(s).

Bibliographie

Van Herk, Gerard. 2018. What is Sociolinguistics? 2nd ed. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.

Exigences du cursus d'études

Anglais au moins niveau B2

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl/

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