School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

LING-221 – Sociolinguistics

Points:20Prerequisites:LING 111 (or 211)
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

An introduction to sociolinguistics including the analysis of multilingualism, social dialects and attitudes to language. 50% internal assessment, 50% examination.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Set Texts

Holmes, Janet 2013. Introduction to Sociolinguistics. (4th edition.) London: Longman. Approx $70 available at vicBooks.

  • LING 221 Lecture and Assessment Book, Sociolinguistics: Lecture materials and
  • LING 221 Course Book, Sociolinguistics: Tutorial materials.

    Approx $25, available at vicbooks.

Recommended Reading

Coupland, Nikolas & Adam Jaworski (eds) 2009. The New Sociolinguistic 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.

Meyerhoff, Miriam 2011 (2nd ed). Introducing Sociolinguistics London and New York: Routledge.

Wardhaugh, Ronald 2010. (6th ed) An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.


Trimester 1 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
7010 29 Feb – 24 Apr 2016Mon, Wed0900 - 0950Murphy [Kelburn]LT220Meredith Marra
29 Feb – 24 Apr 2016Fri0900 - 0950Hunter [Kelburn]LT119
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Mon, Wed0900 - 0950Murphy [Kelburn]LT220
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Fri0900 - 0950Hunter [Kelburn]LT119

Course Outline Information

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