This course focuses on the study of language variation and its social, political and cultural significance. Students evaluate current sociolinguistic theory and research in sociolinguistics. Topics include language attitudes, language identity, societal and individual bilingualism, language policy, Black English Vermicular (BEV/Ebonics, creoles/pidgins, and language variation by SES, ethnicity, and gender.Prerequisite(s): APLING 601 & 603 & 605. Department permission required.
Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, February 2, 2018