Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Κοινωνιογλωσσολογία / Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Title in FrenchIntroduction à la sociolinguistique
CodeΚΕ-ΓΛΩ-24
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280006482

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600184904
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Familiarization with basic sociolinguistics concepts. Realization of research on sociolinguistics issues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this course is the theoretical and practical approach of basic sociolinguistics concepts: Historical background and birth of sociolinguistics, relation between language and human societies. - Relations of sociolinguistics with other sciences of language. - Macro-sociolinguistics and micro-sociolinguistics. - Linguistic diversity. - Geographical linguistic diversity: lexical, grammatical, phonetic and phonemic. - Socio-cultural linguistic diversity. - Linguistic diversity and age. - Linguistic diversity and sex. - Linguistic diversity and communication context. - Language contact: plurilingualism, bilingualism. - Sociolinguistics and language policies.
Keywords
Macro-sociolinguistics and micro-sociolinguistics, language representations, language diversity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars200.8
Laboratory Work190.8
Total391.6
Student Assessment
Description
Students assessment is based on their participation in the class and on written and oral tests during the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
H. Boyer (2001), Introduction à la sociolinguistique, Paris, Dunod.
Last Update
11-01-2020