EKIS5180 Sociolinguistics (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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The social life of language; the diverse meanings of public signs, the link between language and things like gender and ethnicity, and attitudes toward language

Description

Content

This course focuses on the relationship between language and society. The connection between social identity and language use will be examined. Main topics include language variation,social semiotics, gender, and language attitudes.

Completion methods

Contact teaching: active class participation, learning journal, group presentation + Q&A

OR

Self-study: extended learning journal

Assessment details

Learning journal, active participation and group presentation

OR

Extended learning journal

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students will be able to
  • define and apply key terminology in the field of sociolinguistics
  • explain the effect of social factors on (English) language use
  • describe major strands of research in sociolinguistics
  • identify usable data and ways of conducting research on language
  • apply the concepts learnt in data analysis
In this course the student will also develop their skills in:
  • group work
  • designing and conducting an original research project including fieldwork
  • giving a research presentation (and asking questions of others)

Additional information

Attendance 80%

Please note that you cannot take this course if you completed EKIA514 Sociolinguistics 1 class option in the 2017-20 syllabus, or the self-study option from March 2020 onwards. If you took EKIA514 Sociolinguistics 1 self-study between 2017 and March 2020, you may enrol on this course now.

Description of prerequisites

EKIP2001 Introduction to Language Study or EKIP2010 English Linguistics

Compulsory prerequisites

Study materials

Contact course: 

A list of literature is provided at the beginning of the course


Self study option:

Please see the course description for details of required readings and other study materials

Completion methods

Method 1

Description:
Attendance 80%
Evaluation criteria:
Learning journal, active participation and group presentation + Q&A
Select all marked parts

Method 2

Description:
Extended learning journal
Evaluation criteria:
Extended learning journal
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Learning journal: 30%, Participation: 20%, Group presentation + Q&A: 50%
Language:
English
Study methods:

Contact teaching: active class participation, learning journal, group presentation + Q&A

Study materials:

Provided in Moodle

Literature:
  • A list of literature is provided at the beginning of the course

Teaching

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Self-study (5 cr)

Type:
Exam
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Extended learning journal
Language:
English
Study methods:

Extended learning journal

Study materials:

Please see the course description for details of required readings and other study materials.


Teaching