"This course is intended as an introduction to the problematic pertaining language use within a social context from a sociolinguistic standpoint – discipline dedicated to the study of language in its social and cultural manifestations. The issues discussed in class will range from: sociolinguistics as a field of research, social variation in French, verbal interactions, linguistic representations, and the emergence of an urban sociolinguistic domain. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.
Text: a coursepack will be provided.*