ENG 221 Studies in Language: American Dialects
This course is an introduction to the study of language in society, particularly the diversity of American speech as reflected in its many cultural variations. Students will read about the varieties of American speech, study its historical, sociological, and cultural background, and learn how to describe it through the tools of linguistic analysis. There will be weekly quizzes, a presentation, and a paper based upon original research in the intersections of culture and language. This course will not be offered 2008-2009.