School of Letters Department of Humanities Literature Course
English Linguistics & Literature Major
Major (Credit 2)
選択科目
Intended Year:
Intended School:
英語学演習 V
English Linguistics (Seminar V)
Sub Title  Language and Society
外国人教師 Edmundo Cruz LUNA
Numbering Code: LET-HUM3564E
Course Code:
2018 FallTerm
weekly Tue2
Ito B-105 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview In studying language and society, linguists are concerned with exploring the ways in which language is actually used in society, how people feel about it, and how the structure of language interacts with both. Language is considered a resource to convey cultural and personal identity, and what it reveals of language attitudes and social structure – and, therefore, of status and inequality in areas, such as social class, gender, age, and ethnicity. This course explores social dialects, code-switching and bilingualism, language rights, and the often deleterious effects of linguistic stereotyping.
Keywords : sociolinguistics, language, society, gender, linguistic stereotyping
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Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : Lippi-Green, Rosina. 2011. English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination (2nd ed). London: Routledge.
Reference Books : Other readings will be taken from the following:

Coates, J. (ed.) 1997. Language and Gender: A Reader. Oxford: Blackwell.

Davies, A. 1991. The Native Speaker in Applied Linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Gumperz, J.J. and Hymes, D. (eds.) 1986. Directions in Sociolinguistics: The Ethnography of Communication. Oxford: Blackwell.

Holborow, M. 1999. The Politics of English. London: Sage.

Holmes, J. 2001. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 2nd ed. London: Longman.

Milroy, L. 1987. Language and Social Networks (2nd ed). Oxford: Blackwell.

Park, Joseph Sung Yul. 2004. “‘Baby, darling, honey!’: Constructing a competence of English in South Korean TV shows.” In Wai Fong Chiang, Elaine Chun, Laura Mahalingappa, and Siri Mehus (eds.), Texas Linguistic Forum Vol. 47, pp.143-154. Austin: Texas Linguistic Forum.

Ricento, T. 2000. Ideology, Politics and Language Policies: Focus on English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Romaine, S. 1999. Communicating Gender. Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum Associates.

Ryan, E.B. & Giles, H. (eds.) 1982. Attitudes Towards Language Variation. London: Edward Arnold.
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction: What is sociolinguistics? How can society shape language - and vice versa?
2 What is a "native speaker"? Myths and realities, and social consequences
3 Studies on language variation: Effects of social networks and speech communities, methods for studying language variation
4 The speech community and social network: What are they? How can they play a role in language variation and language change?
5 Language and gender: Gender stereotyping? The dangers of "essentialization", and real-world consequences
6 Language and gender 2: Examples of gendered language
7 The Ethnography of Communication: The speech community and communicative competence; emic and etic forms of speech classification
8 Midterm exam
9 Ethomethodology - why ethnography is important in sociolinguistic research Bring some ideas (or data) that you would like to explore/discuss during your final data presentation next week.
10 Initial data discussion
11 Language ideologies and attitudes: What is a language ideology? How does stereotyping feed into these ideologies? How do prevailing language attitudes drive societal perceptions of particular language varieties?
12 Language ideologies and attitudes 2: High prestige vs. low prestige varieties; koines and pidgins/creoles
13 Language policy and planning: Types and descriptions; consequences for language planning and education
14 Final data presentations
15 Conclusions and review for final exam Final Exam date: TBD

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Please let me know if you are having difficulties comprehending the material - I am free to talk whenever I am in my office. I can also make appointments via email.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
B_B1-c [外国語運用能力]
Students will be required to understand many high-level concepts in sociolinguistics in English, as many terms will be discussed in detail and assumed as general, shared knowledge.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
B_B1-f [批判的討論]
Many ideas brought up during this class may run counter to students' first preconceptions about these issues, so students will be required to think about and discuss these issues critically.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
Standpoint→
Evaluation Method
B_B1-c
[外国語運用能力]
B_B1-f
[批判的討論]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
Class tests 25%
Presentation 35%
Final Exam 40%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Presentation: 35%
Final Exam: 40%
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