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Sociolinguistics - ON2301008
Title: Sociolingvistika
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 1
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D.
Is pre-requisite for: OSOZ3AA, OSOZ3BB, OSOZ3B, OSOZ3A
Annotation -
Last update: JANCOVI/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (28.04.2009)
The course sets out to introduce students to a range of social and regional varieties of modern English. It also refers to the historical development of English and its impact on the current language. The main concepts discussed include language planning, bilingualism, multilingualism, diglossia, language change and other. The focus is on detailed analysis of authentic texts and recordings that are used to illustrate the discussed phenomena.
Literature -
Last update: JANCOVI/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (28.04.2009)
CHAMBERS, J., TRUDGILL, P. Dialectology. London: Cambridge University Press,

COUPLAND, N., JAWORSKI, A. Sociolinguistics, A Reader and Coursebook. Houndmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire and London: Macmillan Press, 1997 (selected chapters)

CRYSTAL, D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995

ECKERT, P., RICKFORD, J. R. Style and Sociolinguistic Variation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 (selected chapters)

FASOLD, R. The Sociolinguistics of Society. Oxford and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1995 (selected chapters)

HOLMES, J. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 2nd edition. Harlow: Longman, 2001 (selected chapters)

HUDSON, R.A. Sociolinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

MCKAY, S.L., HORNBERGER, N.H. (Eds.) Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996

TANNEN, D. You Just Don´t Understand. London: Virago, 1990

Requirements to the exam
Last update: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D. (02.02.2017)

K úspěšnému absolvování zkoušky student musí odevzdat zprávu o výukové aktivitě zaměřené na relevantní téma, rovněž musí toto téma osobně prezentovat ve vybraném semináři. Celkové hodnocení sestává rovným dílem z dílčího hodnocení písemné i ústní části prezentace.

Last update: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D. (02.02.2017)

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Week 1 Introduction. Basic Concepts.

Week 2 Language Choice

Week 3 Linguistic Varieties

Week 4 Regional and Social Dialects

Week 5 Ethnicity & Social Networks

Week 6 Language Change

Week 7-10 Teaching Practice. home preparation

Week 11 Style, Context & Register

Week 12 Gender, politeness & Stereotypes


Course completion requirements
Last update: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D. (02.02.2017)

Aktivní účast na seminářích, t.j. ústní prezentace zpracování zadaných úkolů a participace v diskuzích

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