Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
A study of language in its social context, covering aspects of linguistic variation within and across speech communities. Topics may include language and class, gender, age, situation and ethnicity; languages in contact (pidgin and creole languages), codeswitching and standardization; rules of conversation and respectful address; societal features of language change.
Prerequisites: A previous course in Linguistics.
Undergraduate course in Linguistics offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities.