AXL4306S Language Variation
AXL4306S LANGUAGE VARIATION
(May not be offered in 2020)
24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an honours programme.
The course aims to examine the way in which language use varies within society, in relation to key
sociological variables like age, gender, class and ethnicity and to contextual variables like style and
relations between speakers. Key texts will include the writings of Labov, Milroy and Myers-Scotton.
Emphasis will fall on sociophonetics and language contact.
DP requirements: Submission of all written work and at least 75% attendance at seminars.
AFRICAN & GENDER STUDIES, ANTHROPOLOGY & LINGUISTICS, SCHOOL OF 169
Assessment: Two minor assignments (approx. 1200 words each) counting 20% each, one major
essay (approx. 3500 words) counting 60%.