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Introduction to Sociolinguistics - LING219

This unit introduces students to the field of sociolinguistics, and provides a useful foundation for LING332 Culture and Language and LING324 Bilingualism. Students attend interactive lectures and tutorials that specifically address topics of the patterns and origins of language variation and change, social aspects of interaction, globalisation and the spread and loss of languages, how culture and world views affect language and interaction norms, and multilingual individuals and states. Students will explore the many contextualised ways in which people use language, and will have the chance to create and implement their own small sociolinguistics research project.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Nick Wilson

LING110 or LING111 or SSC100 or SSCI100 or ((12cp at 100 level or above) and admission to BHumanSc or BA-PsychBHumanSc or BPsych(Hons)BHumanSc or BSpHLScBHumanSc) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING212, LING216
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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