Professor Ellen Rafferty
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
6313 Social Science Bldg
Assignments should not be sent via email!
Language and Society in Southeast Asia
is designed to introduce the student to the languages and
societies of Southeast Asia by combining historical, linguistic, and sociological approaches.
begins with an overview of the histories and cultures of the eleven countries of Southeast Asia, then
explores basic sociolinguistic terminology, and finally examines a variety of sociolingusitic data from
eight of the Southeast Asian countries.
Important topics covered in the course include language variation
and standardization, national languages, dialects, diglossia, multilingualism, language planning, and
language and power.
Course packet, part 1, is available at Bob's Copy Shop, 616 University Avenue, 257- 4536.
Additional packets will be available at Bob's Copy Shop
Materials on Learn @ UW
Recommended - R. Wardhaugh, Introduction to Sociolinguistics at the UW Bookstore
Discussion of the course objectives & syllabus.
Introduction to the histories,
cultures, and languages of Southeast Asia.
Osborne, Milton, 1985,
Southeast Asia: An Illustrated Introductory History
chapters 1, 5, 12, 13, & Timeline chart.
On Learn @ UW
- Southeast Asia: The People, Insight Media video ID2.145, 22 min.
Complete the map assignment.
Due January 29.
Wardhaugh, Ronald, 1998,
An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
, third edition
On Learn @ UW.