EN5461 - Language in Its Social Context

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enable students to:
  • Understand essential theoretical concepts in sociolinguistics.
  • Apply these concepts to the analysis and discussion of language and society.
  • Understand various sociolinguistic methodologies.
  • Evaluate language issues in the Hong Kong context from a sociolinguistic perspective.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Participation and contribution to in-class discussions and activities: 20%
Group work presentations: 30%
Written assignment: 50%
Detailed Course Information


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