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SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND VARIETIES OF ENGLISH I
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
English
Number & Suffix: 135
Full UC Title: SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND VARIETIES OF ENGLISH I 
Transcript Title: SOCIOLING & ENGL I 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course covers descriptive linguistics, which is the study the structure of language, i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in addition to sociolinguistics, which focuses on the functions and uses of language in social contexts and its status in society. Through this course students cover the variability of language use as it varies systematically and correlates with social parameters of speakers such as gender, social class, age, status, or networks. Also considered are the variations in relation to contexts of situations such as in the private or in the public domain, topics, participants, locale, style, purpose, etc. The familiar, the colloquial, the non-standard, the technical register, and the (relatively) formal standard are all discussed. Additionally, speaker, domain, and purpose can vary together so that each linguistic expression may signal multiple functions. Students consider language as an object of opinions, debates and attitudes, and variation in language use which may also signal a sense of social identity. As languages may have more or less status or prestige or functions in and for a society, they may be objects of politics and of language planning. Variable use is part of what is called micro-sociolinguistics, while language status belongs to macro-sociolinguistics. In between are questions dealing with attitudes to language, with standard varieties, standardization, and codification. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND VARIETIES OF ENGLISH I 
Partner University Department: Englische Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 17373