Course: LING 541. Seminar in Sociolinguistics (3)
This course is a graduate seminar on sociolinguistics with a focus on language variation description, theory, method and application. The course will examine regional, social, ethnic and gender varieties. The class will study reports of research focusing on everyday social interaction as well as on larger scale patterns of social dialect variation. The course will also provide opportunities to train in sociolinguistics fieldwork and research methods, with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. Students will practice those skills by carrying out empirical research.