Language and Society

Code: LING 395
Apply this course towards: Intercultural Studies and Practice

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

How to register

Registration is limited to UVic undergraduate students. Students should register themselves via UVic's Online Tools.

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

Additional course details


1.5 units of LING courses or admission to the Diploma in Intercultural Studies and Practice.