Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

FRLN 380: Topics in the Sociopolitics of Language

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Credits: 3

Addresses relationship between language and other social and cultural systems (macro sociolinguistics), and critical study of people's ideas about language (language ideology). Utilizes comparative approach to explore ways people use language to perform and communicate various social identities and categories; how and why people attach social meanings and values to particular ways of using language; development of official and unofficial language policies; and impact of language policies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 and 45 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
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