Ms Eileen Waegemadkers
Introductory Course (4-year curriculum)/Senior course (3-year curriculum). Sem 2, 6 credits
Venue: CPD-1.24, Tuesday, 13:30-15:20
The course introduces students to the study of the relationship between language and society. The course includes topics like language variation and change, language and gender, multilingualism and language contact, and language policy. Aspects like the distinction between language and dialect will be covered next to how language attitudes shape our communicative behaviour and the way we perceive speakers. The course has both theoretical and empirical content and includes many case studies and practical exercises from languages and regions around the world. This course is recommended for linguistics majors and is an important asset for anyone who seeks to understand how language affects how we relate to each other in society.