Language and Society
— LING 301 (3)
Introduction to language as a context-dependent social phenomenon. Students examine how various contexts and social factors such as age, gender, social class, status, setting, and topic influence linguistic choices, with special attention to multilingual societies. Other topics include language attitudes, the maintenance, shift, or loss of languages, language and technology, and language in education. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in LING.
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