This course is designed for Juniors who are interested in communicative aspects of language, its relation to society, and language in the media. Students will be introduced to ways of analyzing discourse of different types, through which they understand social issues as well as culture-specific uses of language in diverse contexts.
Class performance, reading assignment, short papers/exam, class presentation, and a final paper
Bell, Allan, and Peter Garett, eds. 1998. Approaches to Media Discourse. Oxford: Blackwell. A reading packet will be given on the first day of class.
Fasold, Ralph. 1990. The Sociolingustics of Language. Oxford: Blackwell. Wardhaugh, Ronald. 2006. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Fifth edition. Malden, MA: Blackwell. To be further announced in class.
Students are expected to read assigned materials prior to class and actively participate in class discussions.
１．Introduction to Sociolinguistics Language in context
Linguistic and social variables
Language and society
２．Introduction to Interactional Sociolinguistics/Discourse Analysis Observation of language
Methods of analysis
３．Language in the media Analysis of language in the media
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