AP/LING 4400 3.00
Research in Sociolinguistic Variation and Change
This course is a practical introduction to sociolinguistic research. We discuss methods of sociolinguistic data collection, including surveys, the sociolinguistic interview and participant observation, and quantitative methods, including summary measures, tests of statistical significance and variable-rule analysis. Working individually and in groups, students gain experience in all stages of sociolinguistic research and write an original research paper.
FORMAT: One 3-hour session weekly.
PREREQUISITES: AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0, AP/LING 2140 3.0, and three credits in linguistics (LING) at the 3000-level course, all with grades of C+ or higher, or permission of the Department. AP/LING 3400 is recommended.