Courses Catalogue

Sociolinguistics

COURSE CODE: LIN 7123
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of Arts In Linguistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

1)    The interface between linguistics and sociology (6 hours)

2)    Sociolinguistic theory (6 hours)

3)    Speech varieties (6 hours)

4)    Social differentiation of language (6 hours)

5)    Language and gender; language and race; and language and power (6 hours)

6)    Bilingualism, differentiation of language and mixed languages (6 hours)

7)    Speech situations and language attitudes (6 hours)

8)    Skills to analyze variations in language use (6 hours)

9)    Conversational analysis (6 hours)

10)  English as a global language (6 hours)

Teaching and Learning Methods

1)    Lectures

2)    Demonstrations

3)    Tutorials

4)    Written and oral exercises

5)    Seminar presentations

Teaching - Learning Materials

•      Whiteboard and markers

•      Flip charts

•      Projectors

•      CDs, DVDs and Tapes