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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
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.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Standard Offering - On Campus||Standard Offering - Online|
|Withdraw – Financial?||10/10/2020||10/10/2020|
|Withdraw – Academic?||31/10/2020||31/10/2020|