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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 175 - Sociolinguistics

Cross-Listed as LING 175 
Sociolinguistics is the study of the linguistic diversity. Language and culture are so closely tied that it is nearly impossible to discuss language variation without also understanding its relation to culture, and diversity in language often stands as a symbol of ethnic and social diversity. This course introduces students to the overwhelming amount of linguistic diversity in the United States and elsewhere, while at the same time making them aware of the cultural prejudices inherent in our attitude towards people who speak differently from us. The class involves analysis and discussion of the readings, setting the stage for exploration assignments, allowing students to do their own research on linguistic diversity. Two years in every three. (4 Credits)