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LCD 205: Sociolinguistics

From the Bulletin: Introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Sociocultural factors which influence language form, use, and history.

Course Materials

– Syllabus

Lectures

Unit 1 (Exam: Thursday 16 July)

Monday 6 July – Class 1

– PDF of Lecture 1 (Introduction to Sociolinguistics and Variation)

Tuesday 7 July – Class 2

– PDF of Lecture 2 (Indexing)

Wednesday 8 July – Class 3

– PDF of Lecture 3 (Language Terms)

Thursday 9 July – Class 4

– PDF of Lecture 4 (The “Standard”)

Maps, Regional Varieties, & the “Standard”: For class on Monday 13 July, print out the following maps and get at least 5 people to circle and identify the dialects/varieties. After they identify major dialects/varieties on the map, have them identify the “standard” variety of that language. Everyone should get 5 English speakers to perform the task using the map of the United States. For one language complete the relevant maps.

– Everyone: USA

– By Language: (Arabic: Middle East, Morocco; Bangla: India, Bangladesh; Brazilian Portuguese: Brasil; Chinese: China; Polish: Poland;  Spanish: AmericasColombia, Chile, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic)

Monday 13 July – Class 5

– PDF of Lecture 5 (Perceptual Dialectology)

Tuesday 14 July – Class 6

– PDF of Lecture 6 (Multilingualism)

Wednesday 15 July – Class 7

– PDF of Lecture 07 (Accommodation)

Unit 2 (Exam: Thursday 29 July)

 Monday 20 July – Class 9

– PDF of Lecture 8 (Race & Class)

– Glasgow Pakistani /t/

Tuesday 21 July – Class 10

 – PDF of Lecture 9 (Race, Class & Social Network)

 – /u/ fronting in Chicano English

Wednesday 22 July – Class 11

– PDF of Lecture 10 (Social Network, Community of Practice, & Gender)

– Men’s identities and sociolinguistic variation

Thursday 23 July – Class 12

– PDF of Lecture 11 (Gender & Sexuality)

– (ING) Southernness and Gayness

Monday 27 July – Class 13

 – PDF of Lecture 12 (Gender & Sexuality cont)

– gay lisp

– Open Letter from Linguist showing relevance of Sociolinguistics

Tuesday 28 July – Class 14

– PDF of Lecture 13 (Performance & Masculinity)

– White Masculinity

– NorCal Gay

– Masculine Irish Girls

– Spanish s and Masculinity

– Basque Masculinity

– Jewish Masculinity

Group Experiment (Due: Thursday 23 July)

Designing a Questionnaire: Schleef (2013)

Sample Questionnaires: Duan (2004)Guerini (2007)Madsen Serrano (2014)NYCDOEPletsch (1999)Redinger (2010)

Individual Speech (Due: Tuesday 28 July)

Resources about Informative Speeches: Gareis: Guidelines for Public SpeakingSchreiber (2011): Ch. 15 – Informative Speaking

Templates for Informative Speeches: Temple 1 (doc)Template 2 (PDF)Template 3 (PDF)Template 4 (PDF)Template 5 (doc)

Examples of Informative Speeches: Sample 1Sample 2