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AP/LING 2400 3.00
Language in its Social Context
This course provides an introduction to language as a social phenomenon. Topics include: approaches to the study of language in its social context; linguistic diversity and societal multilingualism; language planning and policy (with special focus on Canada); the role of language in social stereotypes and identity; social norms and language use; the relationship of language to culture and thought; speech communities and social networks; the effects of social factors on language variation; language change; and the linguistic consequences of language contact.
COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: GL/EN/LIN 3632 3.0.
FORMAT: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial weekly.