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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SOCIOLINGUISTICS (THE COURSE OUTLINE)

1. SUBJECT: Sociolinguistics.  1  2  3  4

2. CREDITS: 2

3. LECTURER : Dr. Amrin Batubara, S.Pd., M.Pd..

4. DEPARTMENT: English Dept.

5. Course description:
This course provides: a comprehensive introduction to
Sociolinguistics; the basic theories and methods applied in sociolinguistics.

6. The General Objectives:
By the end of this course, the students should achieve the following objectives:

a.Develop an awareness of many of the sub-disciplines within the field of sociolinguistics.

b.Gain a broad-based understanding of the key concepts within this field.

c.Gain a better understanding of how language and society are related.

d.Have the ability to critique the various models, theories and research findings within the field.

e.Have a better understanding of the theoretical foundations
underlying the field

f. Become updated with the most current work in the field

g.Link together the different areas of sociolinguistic study

h.Participate in whole-class discussions on sociolinguistics.

i.Be able to present findings from a classical sociolinguistic article as a group.

7. The Schedules and Materials:

Meeting 1: Introduction
a.Basic Issues, concepts and Approaches  1  2  3  4  5  6

Meeting 2: Regional Dialectology (Topic 1) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7

Meeting 3: Social Dialectology (Topic 2)  1a  1  2  3  4  5  6

Meeting 4: Language Variation and Change (Topic 3) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Meeting 5: Language Choice and Code-Switching (Topic 4) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Meeting 6: Language in Interaction (Topic 5)  1  2  3  4  5  6

Meeting 7: Gender and Language Use (Topic 6)  1  2  3  4  5  6  7

Meeting 8: Mid Test

Meeting 9: Language Contact: Maintenance, Shift, and Death (Topic 8) 1  2   3  4  5  6

Meeting 10: Pidgins, Creoles and New Englishes (Topic 9) 1  2  3  4  5  6

Meeting 11: The Sociolinguistics of Sign Language (Topic 10) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7

Meeting 12: Sociolinguistics and Education (Topic 11) 1  2  3  4  5  6

Meeting 13-15: General Review and Feedback

Meeting 16 : Final Test

8. References:

a. Stockwell, P. (2002). Sociolinguistics: A resource book for students. London: Routledge.

b. Wardhaugh, R. (2006). An introduction to sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.

c. Trudgill, P. (2000). Sociolinguistics: An introduction to language and society. (4th ed.). London:Penguin.

d. Coulmas, F. (1997). The handbook of sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.

e. Holmes, J. (1992). An introduction to sociolinguistics. London: Longman.


9. Activities: Lecturing, discussion and internet browsing.

10. The Evaluation System:
A = Assignment scores
Q = Quiz scores
M = Middle test score
F = Final test score

The Final Score = { ( 4 x A+Q ) + ( 2 x M ) + ( 4 x F ) } : 10

The Grade Intervals:
A ≥ 90; AB = 80 - 89; B = 70 - 79
BC = 60 - 69; C = 50 - 59; D = 40 - 49  E≤ 39

NOTES:
-Attendance ≥ 80 % of the total meetings

-All discussion papers and power point slights must be submitted by the end of the third session.

-Papers and power point slights of the presentation, in flash disks or cd rooms, must be submitted by the end of the 13th session.

-The final assignments are collectively bonded together and must be submitted before the final test.

2 comments:

  1. Assalamualaikum pak amrin, saya angga aprianto dari unipa E 2009, saya ucapkan banyak terima kasih karena dengan keberadaan blog ini banyak sekali manfaatnya dan sangat membantu saya dan tentunya teman2 mahasiswa yang lain dalam menggali materi dan sbg sumber materi pembelajaran mata kuliah sosio-linguistics, maju terus dan sukses.

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