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Předmět, akademický rok 2022/2023
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Language and Society - AAA130196
Anglický název: Language and Society
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglického jazyka a didaktiky (21-UAJD)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: oba
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky:
Rozsah, examinace: 0/2, Z [HT]
Počet míst: zimní:neurčen / 15 (neurčen)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=8745
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D. (21.09.2022)
Sociolinguistics is a discipline within the field of linguistics concerned with the systematic investigation of human language in relation to the social life of its speakers. This course is designed to offer introductory knowledge of basic sociolinguistic concepts (e.g., accent, dialect, diglossia) and methodology (i.e., real-time, apparent-time experiments) used by researchers to investigate language in its social context. We will discuss several of the topics that sociolinguists traditionally study, including the relationships between social identity and language use, linguistic diversity, language variation and change, and language contact. We will also examine some of the methods for collecting and analyzing data. By the end of this course, students will have acquired the ability to understand aspects of sociolinguistic theory and data, based on knowledge of the scholarly research in the field.
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D. (21.09.2022)

Attendance, active participation, weekly readings = 20%

Assignments = 30%

Oral presentation  = 30%

Final exam = 20%

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D. (21.09.2022)

Boberg, C. (2004). Real and apparent time in language change: Late adoption of changes in Montreal English. American Speech, 79/3, 250-269.

Bybee, J. (2002). Word frequency and context of use in the lexical diffusion of phonetically conditioned sound change. Language Variation and Change, 14, 261-290.

Calude, A. S., Miller, S., & Pagel, M. (2020). Modelling loanword success: A sociolinguistic quantitative study of Maori loanwords in New Zealand English. Corpus Linguistics and Ling. Theory, 16/1, 29-66.

Crystal, D. (2003). English as a global language (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dailey-O’Cain, J. (1997). Canadian raising in a midwestern U.S. city. Language Variation and Change, 9, 107-120.

Dowling, T., McCormick, K., & Dyers, C. (2019). Language contact in Cape Town. In R. Hickey (Ed.), English in Multilingual South Africa: The Linguistics of Contact and Change (Studies in English Language, pp. 129-150). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Drager, K. (2012). Pidgin and Hawai'i English: An overview. Int. J. Lang. Transl. Intercult. Comm. 1/1, 61-73.

Eisenstein, J., O’Connor, B., Smith, N. A., & Xing, E. P. (2014). Diffusion of lexical change in social media. PLoS Onehttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0113114

Goria, E. (2021). Complex items and units in extra-sentential code switching: Spanish and English in Gibraltar. Journl of Language Contact, 13, 540-572.

Guy, G. (2011). Language, social class, and status. In R. Mesthrie (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics, pp. 159-185). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Giles, H. & Ogay, T. (2007). Commmunication accommodation theory. In: B. B. Whaley & W. Samter (Eds.), Explaining communication: Contemporary theories and exemplars (pp. 293-310). Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Handman, C. (2013). Text messaging in Tok Pisin: Etymologies and orthographies in cosmopolitan Papua New Guinea. Culture, Theory and Critique, 54/3, 265-284.

Horvath, B. M., & Horvath, R. J. (2002). The geolinguistics of /l/ vocalization in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 6/3, 319-346.

Kim, S. Y, & Chao, R. K. (2009). Heritage language fluency, ethnic identity, and school effort of immigrant Chinese and Mexican adolescents. Cultur. Divers. Ethnic. Minor. Psychol., 15/1, 27-37.

Kirkpatrick, A. (2014). World Englishes. In: C. Leung & B. V. Street (Eds.), The Routledge companion to English studies. London: Routledge.

Kleinman, S. (2002). Why sexist language matters. Qualitative Sociology, 25/2, 299-304.

Labov, W. (2010). Introduction to cognitive and cultural factors in linguistic change. In W. Labov (Ed.), Principles of linguistic change: Cognitive and cultural factors (pp. 1-18). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Maxwell, O., Diskin-Holdaway, C., & Loakes, D. (2021). Attitudes toward Indian English among young urban professionals in Hyderabad, India. World Englishes, 1-20.

McCarthy, C. (2007). Social correlates of vowel shifting in Chicago. McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 21/1.

McFaul, S. (2016). International students’ social network: Network mapping to gauge friendship formation and student engagement on campus. Journal of International Students, 6/1, 1013.

Meyerhoff, M, & Ehrlich, S. (2019). Language, gender, and sexuality. Annual Review of Linguistics, 5, 455-475.

Milroy, L. (2004). Social networks. In: K. Chambers, et al. (Eds.), The handbook of language variation and change (pp. 549-572). London: Blackwell Publishing. 

Milroy, J., & Milroy, L. (1985). Linguistic change, social network and speaker innovation. Journal of Linguistics, 21, 339-384.

Pearson, P. (2013). Policy without a plan: English as a medium of instruction in Rwanda. Current Issues in Language Planning, 15/1.

Sankoff, G. (2004). Linguistic outcomes of language contact. In: J. K. Chambers, P. Trudgill & N. Schilling-Estes (Eds.), The handbook of language variation and change (pp. 638-668). Malden MA: Blackwell.

Thomason, S. G. (2001). Language contact. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Torgersen, E., & Kerswill, P. (2004). Internal and external motivation in phonetic change: Dialect levelling outcomes for an English vowel shift. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 8/1, 23-53.

Wardhaugh, R. (2006). An introduction to sociolinguistics. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wardhaugh, R. & Fuller, J. (2015). An introduction to sociolinguistics. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

Youssef, V. (2010). Sociolinguistics of the Caribbean. In: M. J. Ball (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of sociolinguistics around the world (pp. 52-64). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D. (07.02.2022)

 Attendance, active participation, weekly readings = 20%

 Assignments = 30%

 Oral presentation  = 30%

 Final exam = 20%

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Eva Maria Luef, Ph.D. (21.09.2022)




Recommended Readings


Introduction to sociolinguistics: What do sociolinguists study?


Social dialects, varieties

Wardhaugh, 2006, chapter 2


Standardization of English in Sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., Rwanda)

Dialect levelling in the UK

The status of English in the Caribbean

Age-grading in dialects

Ethnic identity and heritage languages

Boberg, 2004

Kim & Chao, 2009

Pearson, 2013

Torgersen & Kerswill, 2004

Youssef, 2010


Linguistic variation and change

Labov, 2010

Wardhaugh, 2006, chapter 8


Great Lakes Vowel Shift (Northern Cities Vowel Shift)

Canadian Raising and its dissemination in North America

Vocalization of /l/ in English varieties

Frequency effects in language changes

Role of social media in language change

Bybee, 2002

Dailey-O’Cain, 1997

Eisenstein et al., 2014

Horvath & Horvath, 2002

McCarthy, 2007


Language, identity, and social class

Guy, 2011


Language contact

Drager, 2012

Sankoff, 2004

Thomason, 2001, chapter 1


English-based creoles and pidgins (e.g., Tok Pisin)

English as a lingua franca in India

Language contact and code switching in South African English

Contact between Maori and New Zealand English

Gibraltarian English (Llanito)

Calude, et al., 2020

Dowling et al., 2019

Goria, 2021

Handman, 2013

Maxwell et al., 2021


Language, sex, and gender

Kleinman, 2002

Meyerhoff & Ehrlich, 2019

Wardhaugh & Fuller, 2015, chapter 12


Language and social interaction: Communication Accommodation

Giles & Ogay, 2007


Political correctness

This American Life (podcast): “Words you can’t say


Social and linguistic networks

McFaul, 2016

Milroy, 2004

Milroy & Milroy, 1985


World Englishes

Crystal, 2003: 86-122

Kirkpatrick, 2014


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