Course Information
TitleΚοινωνιογλωσσολογία / Sociolinguistics
CodeΓλ 550
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004023


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Γλ 540 Semantics
  • Γλ 541 Pragmatics
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments128.24.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Eckert, P. and S. McConnell-Ginet. (2003). Language and Gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Wodak, R., B. Johnstone, and P. E. Kerswill. (2011). The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics. London: Sage.
Additional bibliography for study
Προαιρετική βιβλιογραφία (ενδεικτική): Εβδομάδα 1: Ιστορία της Κοινωνιογλωσσολογίας Gumperz, J. J. (2001). Interactional sociolinguistics: A personal perspective. In D. Schiffrin, D. Tannen and H. Hamilton (Eds.), The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, pp. 215–28. Malden, MA: Blackwell. Johnstone, B. (2000). Qualitative Methods in Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kress, G. (2001). From Saussure to critical sociolinguistics: The turn towards a social view of language. In M. Wetherell, S. Taylor, and S. Yates (Eds.), Discourse Theory and Practice: A Reader, pp. 29-38. London: Sage. Saville Troike, M. (1982). The Ethnography of Communication. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Εβδομάδα 2: Κοινωνιογλωσσολογία και Κοινωνική Θεωρία Appadurai, A. (1996). Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Goffman, E. (1981). Footing. In Forms of Talk, pp. 124-157. Blackwell. Heritage, J. (2001). Goffman, Garfinkel and conversation analysis. In M. Wetherell, S. Taylor, and S. Yates (Eds.), Discourse Theory and Practice: A Reader, pp. 47-56. London: Sage. Hall, S. (1997). The work of representation. In S. Hall (Ed.), Representation: Cultural Representation and Signifying Practices. London: Sage. Εβδομάδα 3: Γλωσσική Ποικιλότητα και Αλλαγή Eckert, P. (2000). Linguistic Variation as Social Practice. Malden, MA: Blackwell. Eckert, P. and McConnell-Ginet, S. (1992). Think practically and look locally: Language and gender as community-based practice. Annual Review of Anthropology 21: 461-488. Labov, W. (2001). Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. 2, Social Factors. Oxford: Blackwell. Schilling-Estes, N. (2008). Sociolinguistic fieldwork. In R. Bayley and C. Lucas (Eds.), Sociolinguistic Variation: Theories, Methods, and Applications, pp.165-89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Εβδομάδα 4: Πολυγλωσσία και Γλωσσική Επαφή Auer, P. (Ed.) (1998). Code-Switching in Conversation: Language, Interaction and Identity. London/New York: Routledge. Hall, K. and Nilep. (2015). Code switching, identity and globalization. Handbook of Discourse Studies. In D. Tannen, H. E. Hamilton, and D. Schiffrin (Eds.), The Handbook of Discourse Analysis (2nd Edition). Wiley-Blackwell. Heller, M. (1992). The politics of codeswitching and language choice. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 13(1-2): 123-42. Εβδομάδα 5: Γλωσσική Διεπίδραση Hutchby, I. and Wooffitt, R. (1998) Conversation Analysis: Principles, Practices and Applications. Cambridge: Polity Press. Schegloff, E. A. (1986). The routine as achievement. Human Studies 9: 111-51. Schegloff, E. A. (1997). Whose text? Whose context? Discourse and Society 8: 165-87. Schiffrin, D. (1994) Approaches to Discourse. London: Blackwell. Εβδομάδα 6: Γλώσσα και Φύλο ως Κοινωνικές Πρακτικές Gal, S. (1991). Between speech and silence: The problematics of research on language and gender. In Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era, pp. 175-203. Berkeley: University of California Press. Goffman, E. (1977). The arrangement between the sexes. Theory and Society 4: 301-332. Ochs, E. (1992). Indexing gender. In A. Duranti and C. Goodwin (Eds.), Rethinking context: Language as an interactive phenomenon, pp. 335-358. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Εβδομάδα 7: Φύλο, Γλωσσικές Ποικιλίες και Γλωσσική Αλλαγή Gal, S. (1978). Peasant men can’t get wives: Language and sex roles in a bilingual community. Language in Society 7(1): 1-17. Zentella, A.C. (1987). Language and female identity in the Puerto Rican community. In J. Penfield (Ed.), Women and Language in Transition, pp. 167-179. Albany: SUNY Press. Coates, J. (1986). Women, Men and Language. London: Longman. Chapter 8. Eckert, P. (1988). Adolescent social structure and the spread of linguistic change. Language in Society 17(2): 183-208. Labov, W. (1990). The intersection of sex and social class in the course of linguistic change. Language Variation and Change 2: 205-251. Εβδομάδα 8: Φύλο και Γλωσσική Διεπίδραση I Alvanoudi, A. (2015). The routine achievement of gender in Greek conversation. Gender and Language, 9(1): 11-31. Hall, K. and O’Donovan, V. (1996). Shifting gender positions among Hindi-speaking hijras. In V. Bergvall, J. Bing and A. Freed (Eds.), Rethinking language and gender research: Theory and practice, pp. 228-266. London/New York: Longman. Kitzinger, C. (2005). Speaking as a heterosexual: (How) does sexuality matter for talk-in-interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction 38(3): 221-265. Speer, S. A. and Stokoe, E. (Eds.) (2011). Conversation and gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Εβδομάδα 9: Φύλο και Γλωσσική Διεπίδραση II Eckert, P. (1990). Cooperative competition in adolescent girl talk. Discourse Processes 13: 92-122. Holmes, J. (1995). Women, Men and Politeness. London and New York: Longman. Chapters 2, 3, 4. Ide, S. (1982). Japanese sociolinguistics: politeness and women’s language. Lingua 57: 357-385. Tannen, D. (1989). Interpreting interruption in conversation. Paper presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Part 2: Parasession on Language and Context, University of Chicago. Zimmerman, Don and West, Candace. 1975. Sex roles, interruptions and silences in conversation. In Thorne and Henley (Eds.), Language and Sex: Difference and Dominance. pp. 105-129.
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