ENGS10 Sociolinguistics 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

This course will focus on the social aspects of language variation. The first half of the course will be devoted to a detailed discussion of some of the central issues in so-called Labovian sociolinguistics/microsociolinguistics. During the second half of the course the focus will be on a number of sociolinguistic topics including language and ethnicity, language, sex, and gender, language contact and language change.

A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Assessment is based on class participation, a presentation in the class, and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Juhani Klemola, Teacher responsible


10-Jan-2019 – 16-May-2019
Thu 10-Jan-2019 - 21-Feb-2019 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 4119
Thu 7-Mar-2019 - 11-Apr-2019 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 4119
Thu 25-Apr-2019 - 16-May-2019 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 4119