Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Κοινωνιογλωσσολογία / Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Title in FrenchIntroduction à la sociolinguistique
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006482

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
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.
Macro-sociolinguistics and micro-sociolinguistics, language representations, language diversity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Course Organization
Laboratory Work190.8
Student Assessment
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)
Additional bibliography for study
H. Boyer (2001), Introduction à la sociolinguistique, Paris, Dunod.
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