VARIETIES OF ENGLISH
This class will meet for two hours on Tuesdays in term 3. The textbook is An Introduction to Sociolinguistics by R. Wardhaugh. Three lecturers will be involved: Alexandra Gaylord, Elly van Gelderen and Monique Kroese. Please read the chapter(s) indicated before you come to class.
date chapters and topics
12 April, Alexandra 1, Introduction; 2, Language, Dialects and Varieties
19 April, Monique 4, Choosing a Code; 5 Speech Communities
26 April, Alexandra 6, Regional and Social Variation; 7, Variation Studies
3 May, Elly 8, Language Change
10 May, Elly 9, Language and Culture
17 May, Monique 10, Ethnography; 11, Solidarity and Politeness
24 May, Monique 12, Acting and Conversing
31 May, Elly 13, Language and gender
7 June, Alexandra 14, Language and Disadvantage; 15, Language Planning
14 June Question Period
There will be a two-hour written exam. The format will be discussed on 14 June.