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AP/LING 3440 3.00
This course takes a sociolinguistic approach to the study of bilingualism, with specific focus on the social factors which give rise to and constrain bilingualism, and the linguistic consequences of language contact. Topics include: societal bilingualism and diglossia; linguistic minorities in law and education; language maintenance and shift; and language mixture. Special emphasis is placed on the most common manifestations of language mixture — borrowing and codeswitching — and the social and linguistic factors which constrain their use.
FORMAT: Two 90-minute sessions weekly.
COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: None.
PREREQUISITES: AP/LING 1000 6.0 with a grade of C or better, or permission of the Department.