HS 301 : Language and Society
Course Code HS 301
Course Name Language and Society
Offered to UG/PG
Pre-requisites NIL
Lecture 3
Tutorial 0
Practical 0
Credit 6
Reference Hudson, R.A. (1980) Sociolinguistics. London. Cambridge University Press.
Mesthrie, R., Swann, J., Deumert, A., Leap, W.L. (2009) Introducing Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Meyerhoff, M. (2006). Introducing Sociolinguistics. London and New York: Routledge.
Rajend Mesthrie (ed.). (2011). The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press.
Denham, K. and Lobeck, A. (2013). Linguistics for Everyone-An Introduction (2nd Edition). Boston, U.S.A. Wadsworth. 1st Chapter.
Ganetti Carol & Adelman Allison (eds.). (2014). How Languages Work- An Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press. U.K. 1st & 11th chapter
Description This course offers an introduction to the study of Language in Society. The course begins with a brief introduction to Language and Linguistics. It then progresses to introduce Sociolinguistics and Sociology of Language. Through this course, we will explore and analyse several overlapping themes and issues between language and society. It will introduce the students to the salience of language to human existence. It will cover topics like-language variation, concepts like mother tongue, speech community & standard, ethnicity, class, gender, identity, culture, language contact bi/multilingualism, Language policy, globalization, and media.