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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics
- Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (TESOL)
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
- Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL)
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Master of Applied Linguistics
- Master of Crosscultural Communication
- Master of Education (Sports Coaching)
- Master of Education (TESOL)
- Master of Health Communication
Further unit of study information
1x4000wd Research project (80%), 1x1000wd Online discussion (10%), 1x1000wd Quiz (10%),
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.