LING 395

Language and Society

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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.


  • third-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Linguistics offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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