The application of linguistics to the analysis of sociocultural variation in language. We will examine the way information about age, gender, social class, region, and ethnicity is conveyed by variations in the structural and semantic organization of language. We will also examine language attitude and language planning in multilingual societies.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 18

Prerequisites: LING 114 or CLSC 216/PSYC 216, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: S. Fisher

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall