Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Code: 133474
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: v. pred. dr. sc. Lucia Miškulin Saletović
Lecturers: v. pred. dr. sc. Lucia Miškulin Saletović - Seminar
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In agreement with the students enrolled in the course, the lecturer will provide as many teaching elements in English as possible, or in both English and Croatian for mixed groups (i.e., bilingual teaching materials and bilingual exams). Level 2 also includes additional individual consultations with foreign students (as in Level 1) for the teaching elements which will be held in Croatian.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 20
Seminar 10
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course provides an introduction to sociolinguistics, i.e. to the study of why we speak the way we do, and the social factors that influence our linguistic decisions. Key issues of the complex interaction between language and society are explored, including register, genres, styles, code-switching, diglossia, bilingualism, language and power, language and identity, communication across cultures, language change, language policy and planning, all of which are unified by the common denominator called language variability and diversity. Considerable attention is devoted to the ways in which spoken and written language may be interpreted depending on the context and expectations of the participants.

1. Key notions in sociolinguistics
2. Register, genres and styles
3. Code-switching, diglossia and bilingualism
4. Culture, communication and interaction
5. Politeness, indirectness, naming and addressing across cultures
6. Communication across cultures
7. How and why languages change
8. Language and globalization
9. World Englishes
10. Language and identity
11. Language and power
12. Language policy and planning (LPP)
13. Sociolinguistic situation in Croatia
14. Student presentations on selected topics
15. Review and evaluation of work in the course
Learning outcomes:
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  2. , Coulmas, Florian; Sociolinguistics: The Study of Speaker s Choice; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2008), , , .
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1. semester Not active
KOM-dipl (4397): Izborni kolegiji - Regular studij - Communication Studies

2. semester
KOM-dipl (4397): Izborni kolegiji - Regular studij - Communication Studies

3. semester Not active
KOM-dipl (4397): Izborni kolegiji - Regular studij - Communication Studies
Consultations schedule:


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