ENG 221 Studies in Language: Sociolinguistics
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. Student 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 is offered in the first half of the spring semester.