Sociolinguistics

PART OF: Diploma in Intercultural Education

Course description

A study of language in its social context, covering aspects of linguistic variation within and across speech communities. Topics may include:

  • language and class, gender, age, situation and ethnicity
  • languages in contact (pidgin and creole languages)
  • code switching and standardization
  • rules of conversation and respectful address
  • societal features of language change

Course code: LING 395

How to register

Registration is limited to UVic undergraduate students. Students should register themselves via UVic’s MyPage.

Please contact the Department of Linguistics directly for any inquiries regarding this course.

Additional course details

Prerequisite

1.5 units of LING courses or admission to the Diploma in Intercultural Education.