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Předmět, akademický rok 2019/2020
Introduction to sociolinguistics (of English) - AAA130196
Anglický název: Introduction to sociolinguistics (of English)
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglického jazyka a didaktiky (21-UAJD)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2019 do 2019
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / 15 (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
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
Vyučující: Eva Maria Luef, M.A., Ph.D.
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (13.01.2020)
Course description

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 terms (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: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (13.01.2020)


All reading assignments, along with other class notes, will be provided on a class website (link TBA).

Each student gives an oral presentations that introduces and analyzes a famous sociolinguistic study to the class (list will be provided by instructor).


Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (13.01.2020)

Bailey, G. (2004). Real and apparent time. In: J. K. Chambers, P. Trudgill & N. Schilling-Estes (Eds.), The handbook of language variation and change (pp. 312-332). Malden MA: Blackwell.


Chambers, J. K. (2004). Studying language variation: An information epistemology. In: J. K. Chambers, P. Trudgill & N. Schilling-Estes (Eds.), The handbook of language variation and change (pp. 3-14). Malden MA: Blackwell.


Crystal, D. (2003). English as a global language (2nd edition). 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.


Kerswill, P. (2012). Language variation 1 – Social factors: Class and ethnicity. In: D. Clayton (Ed.), Language (pp. 23-43). London: English and Media Centre.


Labov, W. (2010). Introductuion 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.


Pichler, H. Wagner Evans, S. & Hesson, A. (2018). Old-age language variation and change: Confronting variationist ageism. Lang. Linguist Compass, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lnc3.12281


Salzmann, Z. (2004). Language, culture, and society. Oxford, UK: Westview Press.


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.


Trudgill, P. (2000). Sociolinguistics: An introduction to language and society. London: Penguin Books.


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


Yule, G. (2006). The study of language (3rd edition). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (13.01.2020)


-          Weekly reading assignments (texts will be provided)

-          15 min. presentation in class

-          Midterm exam

-          Final exam 

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (13.01.2020)





Required Readings

(book chapters with page indication, otherwise articles)



Introduction to sociolinguistics: What do sociolinguists study?

Yule, 2006: pp. 205-215



Languages, dialects, varieties

Salzmann, 2004: pp. 167-176

Wardhaugh, 2006: pp. 25-57



Language contact: The English situation

Sankoff, 2004: pp. 638-668



Language variation and change

Labov, 2010: pp. 1-18

Chambers, 2004: pp. 3-14



Language, identity, ethnicity, and social class

Kerswill, 2012

Trudgill, 2012: pp. 42-60



Language in relation to gender and age

Trudgill, 2012: pp. 61-80

Pichler, Wagner & Hesson, 2018



Language and social interaction: ‘Communicative Accommodation Theory‘

Giles & Ogay, 2007



Midterm exam



Methods in sociolinguistics

Bailey, 2004: pp. 312-332.



Student presentations: Analyzing famous studies in sociolinguistics


Students present


Student presentations: Analyzing famous studies in sociolinguistics


Students present


Multilingualism and code switching

Wardhaugh, 2006: pp. 88-118



Global Englishes/English as an international language from a sociolinguistic perspective

Crystal, 2003: 86-122



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