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LING 3400 3.0 - Sociolinguistics

LING 3400 3.0 - Sociolinguistics

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AP/LING 3400 3.00


This course provides a survey of theoretical and methodological issues in the study of language variation and change, using the framework of variationist sociolinguistics. Topics include: the sociolinguistic variable; variable rules; phonetic and phonological variation; grammatical variation; language-internal constraints on variation; style; social class and social networks; speech communities; sex/gender; ethnicity; language change; and language acquisition.

PREREQUISITE: AP/LING 1000 6.0 with a grade of C or better, or permission of the department.