LIN251H1: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Hours: 
24L/12T

How does linguistic variation construct identity? Introduction to recent sociolinguistic literature on language contact, multilingualism, code-switching, expressions of ethnic solidarity and regional identity, sex and gender differentiation, dialect geography, sociophonetics, perceptual dialectology, diffusion of norms in mobile populations, documentation of variation in lesser studied languages, and changes across the life-span.

Prerequisite: 
Exclusion: 

LIN256H5, LINB20H3

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)