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LING71-105: Language in Society

Description

This subject introduces the nature of the complex relationship between language and its social context. It focuses on sociolinguistic aspects of language use such as bilingualism and social or regional dialects. Students are encouraged to examine and compare their own linguistic varieties and their determining social factors. The subject is suitable for students who specialise in language-related fields or are interested in how languages are used in the society.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLING71-105
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,340
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,430

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the relationship between language and society;
2. Understand sociolinguistic concepts such as bilingualism, diglossia and variation;
3. Analyse language change, loss and maintenance;
4. Understand the relationship between linguistic varieties and their users.
5. Demonstrate knowledge about sociolinguistic landscape of Australia.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - On CampusStandard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens02/08/202002/08/2020
Semester start14/09/202014/09/2020
Subject start14/09/202014/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/202028/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/202005/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/202027/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/202010/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/202031/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/202009/10/2020