Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Eva Sicherl, PhD

Course Description

Students are introduced to the basic tenets of sociolinguistics and selected chapters from this field are dealt with: regional and social dialects, multilingual speech communities, language contact and borrowing, national language and language planning, gender and age, social networks, language change, style and register, politeness and cross-cultural communication, gender and stereotypes.

Wardhaugh, R. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 6th edtn. 2010. Oxford, Cambridge: Wiley-Blackwell.
Holmes, J. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 4th edtn. 2013. Oxford, New York: Routledge.
Llamas, C., L. Mullany, P. Stockwell (eds). The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics. 2007. London, New York: Routledge.