Sociolinguistic representations, code-switching and plurilingualism

Course Information
TitleΚοινωνιογλωσσικές αναπαραστάσεις, εναλλαγή κωδίκων και πολυγλωσσία / Sociolinguistic representations, code-switching and plurilingualism
Title in FrenchReprésentations langagières, alternances codiques et plurilinguisme
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006484

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
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
Students in this course will be able to • understand the theoretical axes of the basic concepts of plurilingualism such as the plurilingual communicative repertory, the linguistic representations and the code switching • link theory to action by collecting data from language representations and code switching • become familiar with the use of research tools to collect data on language representations and code switching • practice writing linguistic autobiographies and their analysis • become familiar with the tools for using code switching in foreign language teaching.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The objective of the course is to familiarize students with notions of sociolinguistic representation and code-switching, which is the main characteristic of the plurilingual communicative repertoire. The subjects treated, through a theoretical and practical approach, are as follows: - Code-switching and interference - Code-switching and loans - Code-switching and mixture of languages - Analysis and types of code-switching - Functions of the code-switching - Code-switching and teaching/learning of French - Sociolinguistic research for data collection and code-switching analysis - Linguistic autobiography - Sociolinguistic representations and plurilingualism - Sociolinguistic representations and teaching/learning of French - Sociolinguistic research for the collection of data and the analysis of linguistic representations
language representations, language autobiography, reflexivity, reflective drawings, code-switghing, plurilingualism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Students will be assessed through written and oral assignments during the semester and micro-research at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
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