Units of Study

LNGS1002 - Language and Social Context

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jason Clift Johnston
Phone: +61 2 9351 3655
Email: jason.johnston@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit introduces the study of the interrelationship between language and society. It is concerned with phenomena of language change and how that leads to varieties in a language. How are these varieties linked to social differences? What distinguishes male speech from female speech or what are the linguistic styles of different social classes or ethnic groups? What is slang, or jargon, and what distinguishes a casual conversation from an interview?

Assessments

5x250wd short assignments (40%), 1x1hr 1000wd equivalent mid-term exam (20%), 1x2hr 2000wd equivalent final exam (40%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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 Wednesday

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