15EJEJ85 - Introduction to Sociolinguistic

Course specification
Course title Introduction to Sociolinguistic
Acronym 15EJEJ85
Study programme English language and literature
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status
    Condition Introduction to English Linguistics Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal To introduce students to basic concepts and principles of sociolinguistics.
    The outcome Students have basic theoretical knowledge of sociolinguistics and are familiar with general sociolinguistic topics. They are able to read sociolinguistic literature and apply what they know in researching sociolinguistic topics.
    Contents of lectures Linguistics and sociolinguistics. Language, culture, society. Speech community. Multilingual speech communities, bilingualism, diglossia, code switching. Ethnolinguistic vitality, language maintenance, language shift, language loss, language death. Language variation: geographic, social, situational. Urban dialectology. Language change. Language contact, pidgins, creoles. Language and power. Linguistic imperialism. Language and identity. Standardization, language planning, language policy. Research methods in sociolinguistics: quantitative and qualitative.
    Contents of exercises Discussion of presented material, reading source texts, discussion of contemporary examples of language use.
    1. Bugarski, R. 1996. Jezik u društvu. Beograd: Čigoja, XX vek. (Original title)
    2. Bugarski, R. 2010. Jezik i identitet. Beograd: XX vek. (Original title)
    3. Holmes, J. 2013. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge. (Original title)
    4. Labov, W. 2001. Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. II. Social Factors. Malden: Blackwell. (Original title)
    5. Llamas, C. et al. (eds.). 2007. The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics. Abingdon: Routledge. (Original title)
    6. Meyerhoff, M. 2006. Introducing Sociolinguistics. Abingdon: Routledge. (Original title)
    7. Radovanović, M. 2003. Sociolingvistika. 3. izd. Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad: Izdavačka knjižarnica Zorana Stojanovića. (Original title)
    8. Romaine, S. 2000. Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 2nd ed. Oxford: OUP. (Original title)
    9. Trousdale, G. 2010. An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (Original title)
    10. Trudgill, P. 2000. Sociolinguistics. An Introduction to Language and Society. 4th ed. London: Penguin. (Original title)
    11. Trudgill, P. 2016. Dialect Matters: Respecting Vernacular Language. Cambridge: CUP. (Original title)
    12. Wardhaugh, R.and Fuller, J. M. 2015. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 7th ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Interactive method, lectures, practical exercises, debates, individual and group work, research work, consultations.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 30
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 30
    Seminars 20
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