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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة


 

Riyadh Teachers’ College

English Department

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Course Title   :           Language and Culture I

 

Course Code   :           ENG 253

 

Number of Credit Hours  :           2

 

Instructor   :           Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed

 

     Office hours: (To be announced)

      E-mail: iftekhar2086@hotmail.com

 

I.                   Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to sociolinguistics.  This field deals with abroad range of topics at the interface between human language and human society.  Sociolinguistics is an interdisciplinary area of language study, which looks at language in its social context and studies the complex relationship between communication, society and culture.  Thus, in this course sociolinguistics is taught as a branch of linguistics that studies language in relation to society.  In this sense, the language used tends to vary.  This variation is the result of many different factors such as: religion, age, ethnicity, gender, etc.  Thus, language used by men differs from that used by women and the language used by adults differs from that used by youngsters.  It shows that the combination of these components bears influence on language acquisition and language use.

 

II.                Calendar, Course Contents and Assignment Specifications:

    About this course: What is sociolinguistics        

 

      Language and Culture

 

      Ethnography of Communication

 

      Politeness, Euphemism, insults

 

      Language and Gender

 

      Conversation and its absence

 

      Language variation

 

      Regional variation

 

      Regional variation: Massachusetts

 

      Social variation

 

      Formal approaches to language variation

 

      Variation and change

 

      African-American English

 

      Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

 

      Review

 


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