School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

LALS-563 – Issues in Sociolinguistics

Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

This course is a core course for the MA in Linguistics and an optional course for the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. As such the course centres around those areas of sociolinguistics which are of interest to both sociolinguists and applied linguists.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $852.75     international $2,256.30

Set texts

Hornberger, Nancy H. and Sandra Lee McKay 2010. Sociolinguistics and Language Education. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

A set of reading materials to be used in the course is available for purchase through vicbooks, and available electronically on Blackboard.

Recommended reading

Holmes, Janet 2013. Introduction to Sociolinguistics. (4th edition.) London: Longman. (A good guide to basic concepts and ideas. This is recommend pre-reading for the course)

Coupland, Nikolas & Adam Jaworski (eds) 2009. The New Sociolinguistics Reader. London: Macmillan.

Llamas, Carmen, Louise Mullany & Peter Stockwell 2006. The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics. Abingdon, [England]; N.Y.: Routledge.

Mesthrie, Rajend, Joan Swann, A. Deumert & William L. Leap 2009 (2nd ed). Introducing Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Paulston, Christina Bratt and G. Richard Tucker (eds) 2003. Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings. Oxford: Blackwell.

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
10605 (L1) 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Wed1610 - 180024 Kelburn Pde [Kelburn]101Meredith Marra
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Wed1610 - 180024 Kelburn Pde [Kelburn]101
10657 (L1) 14 Jul – 16 Nov 2014tba [Distance (NZ)] Meredith Marra

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.