（Approaches to Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis）
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 looking at language in order to gain understanding of social issues in everyday life. For each topic discussed in class, students are expected to find their own data, analyze them critically, and be ready to discuss in class.
A reading packet of selected articles will be given on the first day of class.
Will be introduced in class.
Students are expected to read assigned materials prior to class, and actively participate in class discussions. Regular attentance is strictly required.
Regular attendance, class performance, assignments (reading and short papers), presentation, and a final paper.
１．Overview of the course: Sociolinguistics and discourse analysis ２．What do sociolinguists study? ３．Language, dialect, accent: Sociopolitical concerns ４．Linguistic variables: Regions, class, gender, age ５．Variation analysis: US ６．Variation anaysis: UK ７．African-American Vernacular English ８．Sociolinguistic study in specific context: Code-switching ９．Sociolinguistic study in specific context: Audience design in radio shows 10．Sociolinguistic study in specific context: Audience design in pop music 11．Discourse and age 12．Discourse and gender 13．Discourse and media 14．Discourse and new media 15．Wrap up: What do we do with language in society?
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