ANTH 432 A: Sociolinguistics I

ANTH 432 A: Sociolinguistics I

Sociolinguistics 1 – LING/ANTH 432

Summer 2014, B-Term



Rachael Tatman,

Class time:

M-F, 9:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Class location:

Condon Hall, 128

Office hours:

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:40 – 11:40 AM

Guggenheim Hall, 407


by appointment

Required materials

  • Book: Coupland, N., & Jawarski, A. (1997). Modern Linguistics Sociolinguistics: A Reader and Course Book.
  • Additional readings on this website. 

Learning goals

By the time you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • read, critically analyse and understand sociolinguistic studies
  • identify a sociolinguistic variable and determine possible methodologies for investigating it
  • summarize relationships between language and social class, gender, ethnicity and style
  • communicate how language intersects with educational and political issues, especially with regards to standardization


  • Come to class
  • Prepare for class by completing the readings ahead of time.
  • Contribute to the course discussions.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for yourself and your classmates. 
  • Ensure your own success by asking for additional assistance/resources if needed. 
  • Read the syllabus: syllabusANTH432.pdf

Course Summary:

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