INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
English Language and Literature PhD
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 614 Sociolinguistics Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Azamat Akbarov, Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course is designed to study the sociological aspects of language. Sociolinguists attempt to isolate the linguistic features used in particular situations that mark the various social relationships among the participants and the significant elements of the situation. Factors influencing the choice of sounds, grammatical elements, and vocabulary may include age, gender, education, ethnic identity, occupation, and peer-group identification. It aims to reflect changes in the field such as politeness, accommodation, and prototypes; and expanding discussion of sex differences in language use, and the relationship between language and thought. Ample coverage of classic topics such as varieties of language, speech as social interaction, the quantitative study of speech, and linguistic and social inequality, remains.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. • Introduction
  2. • Varieties of Language
  3. • Language, culture and thought
  4. • Speech as social interaction
  5. • The quantitative study of speech
  6. • Linguistic and social inequality
  7. • Theoretical summary

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project115
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation115
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • • Hudson, R.A., Sociolinguistics. Cambridge Univ. Press; 2nd edition, 1996

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination7.50
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0