LING 2221

LING 2221

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

In this writing intensive course, we will explore how language and society affect each other. How do class, age, ethnicity, gender, and geography affect the way people speak? Why are some ways of speaking considered prestigious and others stigmatized? How does increased use of online communication and social media affect how we communicate? How are power relations captured in language? How does national policy-e.g., "English-only" policies-affect both politics and language use? What are the linguistic issues behind the Ebonics debate? In this course, through extensive discussion and various types of writing, we consider these questions both in the context of the United States and other parts of the world.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: sophomores and above, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SCD-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7863 LING 2221   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8296 LING 2221   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8297 LING 2221   DIS 202

    • F McGraw Hall 365
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Cohn, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person