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Betsy E Evans
LING 533
Seattle Campus

Topics and Methods in Sociolinguistic Theory

Examines field methods linguists use in socially oriented studies of language variation and change. Includes language attitudes, study of urban dialects, syntactic variation, sampling and interview design. Discussion of issues related to recording, ethics, and analysis of large bodies of data. Prerequisite: LING 432.

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This course is also known as Sociolinguistics II. It aims to do two things: to continue to build familiarity with the classic literature in sociolinguistics from a Labovian (variationist)-style investigation of language variation and change and to discuss how the objects of sociolinguistic research and sociolinguistic theory have an impact on data collection and analysis.

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Last Update by Betsy E Evans
Date: 07/22/2009