Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000626

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 94
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glōssologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Eleni Papadamou
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will (a) be sensitized with respect to the mutual influence of language and society (b) know the basic principles of contemporary sociolinguistic theories (c) be able to collect and process empirical linguistic data (d) have developed (to a greater extent) critical thinking (e) be able to express themselves more adequately according to the requirements of the academic discourse genre (f) be able to work collectively and cooperatively
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to examine the multifarious relations between language and society from the point of view of a variety of theories which reflect different sociolinguistic paradigms –though all reject the structuralist assumption about the homogeneity of language. Topics to be discussed include linguistic variation, societal multilingualism, linguistic inequalities, language contact and change, etc. In addition, methodological issues and problems are introduced in theory and in practice. The course also seeks to establish cooperation as a basic aspect of learning and scientific inquiry through assignments with a (relatively greater) ‘theoretical’ or ‘empirical’ orientation.
language-society, linguistic variation, societal multilingualism, linguistic inequalities, empirical methodology, Greek language
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 assigments632.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Παρουσίαση εργασίας
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γούτσος, Δ. & Σ. Μπέλλα, επιμ, 2022. Κοινωνιογλωσσολογία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
Αρχάκης, Α. και Κονδύλη, Μ. (2011). Εισαγωγή σε ζητήματα κοινωνιογλωσσολογίας.3η έκδοση. Αθήνα: Νήσος. Παυλίδου, Θ.-Σ., επιμ. 2006. Γλώσσα-Γένος-Φύλο. Θεσσαλονίκη: ΙΝΣ. Meyerhoff, M. [2006] 2011. Introducing Sociolinguistics. 2nd ed New York: Routledge. Trudgill, P. 2000. Sociolingustics: An Introduction to language and society (4th edn). London: Penguin. Wardhaugh, R. 2011. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 6th ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
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