Language, Society and Power (LNGS7002)

UNIT OF STUDY

Language is a symbolic currency: mastery of the standard language can buy institutional power, mastery of urban teenage slang can buy street cred. This course introduces students to key issues in sociolinguistics and language sociology such as the political economy of language, language variation and change, and critical discourse analysis. Members of the class will undertake empirical research.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x5000wd assignment, including a group research project (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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