Sociolinguistics of English

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociolinguistics of English

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, English, Linguistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Descriptions:
    This course sketches out a conceptual map for the students of English language of the
    complex relationship among language, society and culture. It provides an overview of
    the main features of social study of language. The scope of this course covers social
    usages of English language, structure of conversation and social application of
    linguistic study.

    Course Objectives:

    • Students will understand the relations between language and society.
    • Students will learn basic concepts of sociolinguistics and pragmatics to understand various genres and styles of English.
    • Students will be able to reflect on social meaning of English use.
    • Students will present their ideas based on the theoretical understanding of the course subjects.

    Required Texts: (Subject to change)

    • Myerhoff, M. (2011). Introducing Sociolinguistics. (2nd Edition). Routledge.
    • Supplementary Readings (available at EKU)
    • Powerpoint slides (available at EKU)


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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