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Introduction to Sociolinguistics - LING219

This unit introduces students to the field of sociolinguistics by focusing on three main areas: multilingual speech communities, inter-speaker language variation, and intra-speaker language variation. The unit draws upon research in Australia and around the world on a wide variety of languages, to develop students' understanding of the nature of variation and change in language at a global, national, local and individual level. Students take part in group and individual activities to develop and understanding of sociolinguistic research.

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
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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