Courses Catalogue


ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of Arts In Linguistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Required Readings

Allan 2001. Speech act Theory: an Overview.  Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics.pp. 197-207.

Como, C. (2006). Elicitation techniques for spoken discourse. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. UNSW

Coulmas, F. (2005) Sociolinguistics- The Study of Speaker's Choices. UK:

Cambridge University Press

Coupland, N. (2007). Style for audiences in Coupland, N. Style: Language variation and identity, (pp. 54-81) .

Crystal, David (2000). Language Death. Cambridge University Press

Holmes , J. (2008). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. (3rdedn) London:


Hudson, R.A (1996) Sociolinguistics, (2ndedn). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Hudson, R.A. (1996).Sociolinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Mayerhoff,M.(2006).Introducing Sociolinguistics. Abingdon:Routledge. Mesthrie,R. (2006). Society and language: An Overview pp 472-484. In: The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. UNSW

Milroy,   L.   &   Gordon,   M.   (2003).   Locating   and   selecting   subjects.

In Sociolinguistics: methods and interpretations, pp. 23-45.

Paulson, Christina Bratt& G. Richard Tucker. (2003). Sociolinguistic:

The Essential Readings;'UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd 

Rajend,  M.,  Swann,  J.,  Deumert,  A &  Leap,  W.  (2009)  Introducing

Sociolinguistics, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Romaine, S. (1994/2000).Language in Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Spolsky, B. (1998). Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press Stockwell, P. (2003), Sociolinguistics: A resource book for students, London:


Tagliamonte, S.A. (2007). Quantitative analysis in Bayley, R. and Lucas, C. Sociolinguistic variation: Theory, methods, and applications. Cambridge. CUP.

Thomason S. G. (2001).  Language Contact—An Introduction. Edinburgh:

Edinburgh University Press

Trudgill, P. (1990). Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society

(2nded). Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Trudgill, P. (1992). Introducing Language and Society, London: Penguin.

Trudgill, P. (2002). Standard English: What it isn't. inSociolinguistic Variation and Change, (pp. 159-170). Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Press.

Wardhaugh, R. (2002). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics(3rdEdn).   Oxford.Blackwell Publishers.