Courses Catalogue

Sociolinguistics

COURSE CODE: ENL 3202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Fundamental concepts (9 hours)

  1.  Speech community
  2.   Speech variety
  3.   Sociolects
  4.   Regional variety.

Social differentiation of English (9 hours)

  1.   Standard and non-standard features of English
  2.   Language and gender
  3.   Specific varieties:
  4.    taboo and euphemism
  5.     jargon and argot

Mixed languages (9 hours)

  1.   Pidgins and creoles
  2.   Lingun franca

Languages in contact (9 hours)

  •   Bilingualism and multilingualism
  •   Code switching/mixing
  •   Language maintenance, language shift and language death.

    Regional differentiation of language (9 hours)

  1.   Dialectology
  2.   Dialect manifestations at phonological, morphological, lexical and syntactic levels.
  3.   British versus American English.

     TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  1.  Lectures
  2.   Reading assignments
  3.   Practical assignments
  4.   Discussions

         TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  1. Whiteboard and markers
  2.   Flip charts
  3.   LCD Projectors
  4.   CDs, DVDs and Tapes