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Linguistics at U of T

Intro to Sociolinguistics

LIN 251 Syllabus (Fall 2016)

Course Requirements | Course Description

Week

Date

Topic

Reading
(Read for THIS WEEK's class)

Homework
(due via Blackboard before class on Monday,
unless otherwise specified)

MACRO ISSUES: CHOICES AMONG LANGUAGES

1

9/12

Choices, choices, choices
film: My Fair Lady

Coulmas 2013

2

9/19

What Are Sociolinguistics?

Bell Ch. 1

Intro Survey in Blackboard by Fri., Sept. 23

Sept. 25 - Last day to add this course

3

9/26

A Profusion of Languages

Bell Ch. 2;
Eckert 1998

4

10/3

Language Shift and Maintenance
film: Multilingual Hong Kong

Bell Ch. 3 (skip/skim pp. 67-70);
Ravindranath & Cohn 2014

5

10/10

No class on Monday (Thanksgiving);
Tutorials meet on Wednesday

6

10/17

Language Birth and Death

Bell Ch. 4

Project 1

MICRO ISSUES: CHOICES WITHIN A LANGUAGE

7

10/24

Codes and Choices

Bell Ch. 5;
Kulick & Stroud 2010

Midterm in tutorial on Oct. 26
on "Macro issues"

8

10/31

Variation in Language

Bell Ch. 7 & Ch. 8 to p. 218;
Labov 2015

Response 2;
Project 2 Plan (answer in Bb)

November 7 - Last day to drop course

9

11/7

No class on Monday (Fall Break);
Tutorials meet on Wednesday

Preview Snyder 2014 or Holmes & Schnurr 2006 for tut

10

11/14

Valuing Language

Bell Ch. 10 to p. 272;
Schembri & Johnston 2014

Response 3

11

11/21

Styling Language and Identities

Bell Ch. 11 to p. 310;
Snyder 2014 or Holmes & Schnurr 2006

Project 2 & Review Session Scheduling Preference Survey in Bb (due Thursday, Nov. 24)

PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER

12
11/28
Giving back
Wolfram, Reaser & Vaughn 2008
Project 2 due in tutorial in hard copy (11/30)
13
12/5
Sum up and Review
Discuss research results in class
Response 4
12/7
Make-up Monday
Class meets in Lash Miller (LM) 162.
Sum up and Review
Discuss research results in class

Exam
Dec. 12

Monday, Dec. 12, 9:00-11:00am

Last names A-LI in SF 2202; Last names LO-Z in SF 3202

Review session will be in Sid Smith (SS) 1074 from 10 to 11:30 am on December 8th. I will be field questions and encourage you to answer each others' questions. You can come for some or all of the time -- there will not be any presentation, etc. This is part of http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/exam_jam.
Additionally, I will hold office hours right after that in my office: 11:30-12:30.

Course website: http://individual.utoronto.ca/ngn/LIN/courses/LIN251/LIN251.16F.syll.htm

Course requirements: http://individual.utoronto.ca/ngn/LIN/courses/LIN251/LIN251.requirements.htm

Prerequisite: LIN 100. This prerequisite is essential to provide the background material in linguistic theory that you will need for this class. In particular, you should review phonology, phonetics, and the International Phonetic alphabet.


Updated Dec. 5, 2016

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