Middlebury

SPAN 6704

Intro to Sociolinguistics

Introduction to Sociolinguistics
This course is an introduction to sociolinguistic theory and its application to issues related to Spanish in the contexts of Spain, Latin America, and the United States. It will focus on both quantitative and qualitative research on language variation and language contact in the Spanish-speaking world. We will discuss basic concepts and principles of contemporary sociolinguistics (language vs. dialect; language variation; mechanism of language change; diatopical variation; social variation; etc. We will also identify and discuss methodologies for sociolinguistic research (participant observation; selection of speech community/speakers; socio-economic variables; taping conversations; collecting, organizing, and analyzing sociolinguistic data). (1 unit)
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics

Sections

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L21 Lecture (Symeonidis)

Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L19 Lecture (Kirschen)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L15 Lecture (Bordon)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L14 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L12 Lecture (Felix-Brasdefer)

Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L10 Lecture (Symeonidis)

Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L08 Lecture (Simounet-Bey)

Summer 2006, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6704A-L06 Lecture (Simounet-Bey)