The central part of the course consists of a practical research paper where students gather their own material to be analyzed and interpreted. As a background the historical context of sociolinguistics is also studied, where William Labov and his innovations from the 1960’s are brought up, as well as those of Labov’s predecessors. Important current theories and methods will be studied, and the significance of sociolinguistics for the different empirical methods in linguistics, its strengths and weaknesses will also be assessed.
Förkunskapskrav: Kandidatexamen eller motsvarande
Urval: Högskolepoäng, max 225 hp
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