Language in Greater Vermont: Diversity and Relationships (LIN4102.01)

Thomas Leddy-Cecere

In this course, students will utilize primary and secondary sources to explore language and language use in Vermont and surrounding regions.  Our exploration will span from the pre-Columbian era till present, and address the diversity and inter-relationships of the languages and language varieties utilized in and around Bennington, and how these link to broader phenomena in the construction of personal and communal identities.  We will also devote significant attention theories of linguistic variation and change, as well as societally-embedded questions of language equity and access.

Prerequisites: Any LIN coursework, or permission of the instructor. E-mail instructor at by to indicate interest; include information on prior linguistics coursework and short description of how participation in this course would benefit and integrate with your plan/broader studies at Bennington.
Credits: 2
First seven weeks
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
This course is categorized as All courses, Sociolinguistics, Updates.