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Sociolinguistics (with Case Studies on the Former USSR and Eastern Europe)

SLAV 1300 S01 [CRN: 15148]

This seminar course examines the relationship between language and society: e.g. gender and language, politeness, terms of address, conversational analysis, dialects and language, language variation and social class, language policies and their consequences, language and national/ethnic identity. Case-study readings cover (but are not limited to) linguistic situations in East Europe, Russia, and the former republics of the USSR. Knowledge of Slavic languages not required. Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Freshmen and sophomores who demonstrate their knowledge of the basic notions in linguistics or their familiarity with the former USSR and East Europe may enroll with the instructor’s written permission. Enrollment limited to 20. DPLL WRIT
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017