Summer 2023 - LING 309W D100
Class Number: 1448
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
Office: RCB 9217
Prerequisites:LING 282W. Recommended: LING 160.
A systematic approach to the study of linguistic variation in different areal, social, and cultural settings. Writing.
This course aims to explore the phenomenon of language use in social contexts. The course, designated as writing-intensive, covers topics such as:
- Languages, Dialects, and Contexts
- Speech Communities, Communities of Practice, and Social Networks.
- Language in Context
- Theory and Methods
- Multilingualism and Language Contact
- Sociolinguistics and Social Justice
MODE OF INSTRUCTION/ DELIVERY: In person
PLATFORM USED: Canvas for announcements, distribution of critical materials and assignment submission.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop/desktop/tablet, Internet
- In-class attendance and participation 5%
- Online participation activities 15%
- Article summaries and presentations 15%
- One-page essays 15%
- Three formal tests 30%
- Term Paper 20%
- No Final Exam
It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org, 778-782-3112)
Wardhaugh, R., & Fuller, J. M. (2021). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 8th edition. Np: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-119-47354-1
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.