An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Accents, Attitudes and Identity

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Last updated on June 23, 2024 12:04 pm

Learn how sociolinguists explore the relationship between language and the expression of personal, social and cultural identity.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for school or college students who are interested in studying English language and linguistics at University.

It also be of interest to English A Level and Advanced Higher teachers, and anyone with an interest in spoken language and accentism.

What topics will you cover?

Introduction to the study of language attitudes

How do you measure attitudes?

What is the relationship between language and identity?

Why language attitudes matter

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Describe what is meant by accent and dialect and how attitudes to these are arbitrary

Reflect upon stereotypes about accent and dialect, and how these impact on real-world interactions

Develop a better understanding of the approaches used within Sociolinguistic research

Explore recent developments in the field of Sociolinguistics

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