ANTH 227
Language and Society: What Does Your Speech Say About You?
Last Offered Fall 2017
Division I
Cross-listed ANTH 227 / ARAB 227
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

Sociolinguistics is the study of how aspects of society influence the way language is used by the society members. In this course, we will examine the inter-relationships between the way language is used in various social contexts affecting that usage. How and why do languages change? How does language reflect a person’s identity? How does language intersect with power relations among individuals within a society? Does language vary according to gender? How are language varieties formed, and what determines their status within speech communities? How and why do speakers code-switch among different varieties? These are some key questions that we will examine in this class, drawing on readings that focus on different languages.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1284
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, response essays, assignments, article presentation, variation paper, final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: seniors, students who need to fulfill Arabic major or Anthropology major requirements, students interested in linguistics
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ANTH 227 Division II ARAB 227 Division I
Attributes: Linguistics

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