Postgraduate | CUR-EDML502-2023
Language in Society
Uncover how language use is influenced by different socio-cultural, geographical, political and contextual factors. Work towards understanding the contribution that socio-linguistic theories have made to language learning and teaching
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- 27 Feb 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- review the various socio-linguistic theories and how these relate to lived social reality
- identify the complexities and ambiguities surrounding key socio-linguistic concepts
- examine a socio-linguistic topic of personal or professional interest
- critique different socio-linguistic perspectives on language, language use and language learning
- infer and explain the contribution that socio-linguistic theories have made to language learning and teaching.
- Language and identity
- Language and ethnicity
- Language variety
- Text varieties
- Critical Discourse studies
- Language in flux
- Language planning
- School as a sociolinguistic community
- Language and gender
- Language and thought
This subject examines how language use is influenced by different socio-cultural, geographical, political and contextual factors. It examines the contribution of socio-linguistic theories to approaches to language teaching and learning.
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- Socio-linguistic Investigation (60%)
- Short answer and essay responses on unit content (40%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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- Other requirements - Additional materials
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