SOCY 5567 Urban Dialectology (Spring: 3 )
A sociolinguistic in-depth and hands-on exploration of language variation in modern cities with an examination of the relationship between language and society in urban areas, and with specific regard to language variation associated with social factors such as socio-economic class and ethnicity, focusing particularly on Boston, but with reference to cities worldwide. A reading of the “classics” of sociolinguistics and building a foundation in sociolinguistic research methodology. As a major component of this course, students design and carry out a research project based on fieldwork in the local Boston speech community
Instructor(s): Bryan Fleming
Prerequisites: LING3101. LING3101.
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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17