Singapore University of Social Sciences

Language and Society (ELG217)

Synopsis

This course builds on students’ foundational understanding of key constructs in the study of sociolinguistics and discourse. The course examines critically the connections between language and culture, gender, power and public policies, through relevant theoretical frameworks.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Language and society: Basic issues
  • Language and Power
  • Language planning and policy
  • Language and gender
  • Language in context
  • Language and culture

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the connections between language and culture, gender, power and public policies
  • Demonstrate with examples the connections between language and culture, gender, power and public policies
  • Discuss the major theoretical frameworks in the study of language and society
  • Analyze case studies and other sources of data to explain critically the connections between language and culture, gender, power and public policies
  • Analyze data using the major theoretical frameworks
  • Appraise the explanatory value of particular theoretical frameworks
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