Language, Politics and Identity (EDU2252.01)

Bryce Smedley

This course will explore language in its social context and examine the role of language in constructing, preserving and influencing political and national identities. Topics will include linguistic rights, language conflict, language variation, language shift, language policy, language discrimination, standard language and the construction of identity through language. The course will also discuss the function of language in social groups; the acquisition of language, the relationship between language, culture, bilingualism and language teaching.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 4:20pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:20pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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