Sociolinguistics Course Outline

Sociolinguistics Course Outline - 1 HUMA 100E, Introduction...

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1 HUMA 100E , Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Syllabus for Fall Semester 2010 Lecturer: Prof. Robert S. Bauer, [email protected] D ATE : W EEK : L ECTURE T OPICS : 3, 6 Sep 1 What is Sociolinguistics? Defining some terms: language, society, dialect, accent, idiolect, mutual intelligibility, linguistic variety, linguistic item, sociolinguistic variation. Trudgill Chps. 1, 2; Chaika Chp. 7 10, 13 Sep 2 Defining some terms: speech community, social-class dialects, formal and informal speech, styles of speaking, standard and non-standard languages. Trudgill Chps. 1, 3, 5; Chaika Chps. 3, 7 17, 20 Sep 3 Dialectology: linguistic variation and geographical variation; Chinese dialectology, uniqueness of HK Cantonese. Trudgill Chp. 8; Chambers & Trudgill Chps. 1, 2; Chaika Chp. 7; Norman Chps. 8, 9; Cheung & Bauer; Snow 24, 27 Sep 4 Linguistic differences among men and women; gender differentiation in language. Trudgill Chps. 4, 10; Chaika Chp. 9 *1, 4 Oct 5 Quantitative study of sociolinguistic variation (secular linguistics), linguistic variables, social variables, language variation and change. Trudgill Chp. 2; Chaika Chp. 8 [*1 Oct = Public holiday] 8, 11 Oct 6 Linguistic variation and change in Hong Kong Cantonese speech community. Bauer & Benedict Chp. 3 15, 18 Oct 7 Sociology of language: multilingualism, bilingualism, endangered languages, minority languages, languages in
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Sociolinguistics Course Outline - 1 HUMA 100E, Introduction...

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