SOCY 2275 Language and Ethnicity (Spring: 3 )
An examination of how we use language to regulate power relations among social groups and of how individuals define personal identity through speech. Case studies include: the linguistic representation of social class membership, dialect geography, Native Americans and U.S. language policy, the Ebonics controversy, and arguments for and against maintaining public language standards. Emphasis on the status of language and ethnicity in the United States, viewed in cross-cultural perspective.
Instructor(s): Margaret Thomas
Last Updated: 12-May-16