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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İNE612 Sociolinguistics And Language Teaching 927001 1 2 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To have students get the relation between language and society, to examine the individual and group sides of the synchronic variation in language, to discuss the determining role of language and society in the occurrence of person’s identity, to examine the language and gender relation, to investigate some sociolinguistically important issues such as language planning and multilingualism, to be able to evaluate the language in its social environment, to make students comprehend the relation between foreign/second language teaching and the study fields of sociolinguistics
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
  1. 1. Dil ve toplum arasındaki ilişkiyi öğrenecekler
  2. 2. Dilde cinsiyet farklılıklarını araştırmayı öğrenecekler
  3. 3. Tekdilli ve çokdilli toplumlar arasındaki bağıntıyı öğrenecekler
  4. 4. Sosyal sınıf farklılıklarının, lehçe ve dialekt gibi kavramların toplumun dilini nasıl etkilediğini öğrenecekler
  5. 5. Toplumdilbilimin yabancı dil öğretimine katkılarını öğrenecekler.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
R. Wardhaugh. (1992). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.
K. Bolton and H. Kwok. (1992). Sociolinguistics Today: International Perspectives. London: Routledge.
R. Fasold. (1984). The Sociolinguistics of Society. Introduction to Sociolinguistics I Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
R. Fasold. (1987). The Sociolinguistics of Language: Introduction to Sociolinguistics II. Oxford, Blackwell.
J.K. Chambers. (1995). Sociolinguistic Theory. Oxford: Basil Blackwell
F. Coulmas. (1996). The Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Oxford. Basil Blackwell.
Loveday, L. (1995). The Sociolinguistics of Learning and Using a Non-native Language.Oxford, Pergamon Pub.
Hudson, R. (1993). Sociolinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P.
Labov, William (1972). The logic of nonstandard English. Language in the Inner City. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. Originally published 1969 in Georgetown Monographs in Language and Linguistics
Lindemann, Stephanie (2002). Listening with an attitude: A model of native-speaker comprehension of non-native speakers in the US. Language in Society
Lippi-Green, Rosina (1994). Accent, standard language ideology, and discriminatory pretext in the courts. Language in Society
Lippi-Green, Rosina (1997). English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States. New York: Routledge.
Lo, Adrienne (1999). Codeswitching, speech community membership, and the construction of ethnic identity. Journal of Sociolinguistics
Pennycook, Alastair (2000). The social politics and the cultural politics of language classrooms. In Joan Kelly Hall and William G. Eggington (eds) The Sociopolitics of English Language Teaching. Buffalo, NY: Multilingual Matters,
Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove (2000). Linguistic Human Rights and Teachers of English. In Joan Kelly Hall and William G. Eggington (eds) The Sociopolitics of English Language Teaching. Buffalo, NY: Multilingual Matters,
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
To discuss language, dialects and variations, pidgin and creole languages, code switching, regional and local variations, language diversity, language and culture relation, etimology and the ways for examining the roots of the languages, language and gender, to make investigations related with language and planning, to investigate the individual and group aspects between language and society, to discuss the synchronization in language, relation of social effects and the role for the occurrence of identity, language planning and the social issues such as multilingualism
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction-Terminology-Sociolinguistic Relativity
2.Rules of Speaking
3.Investigating Spoken Interaction
4.The Sociolinguistic Behaviour of English Speakers
5.Speech Behaviour and Social Dynamics
7.Language and Culture
8.Ethnography and Ethnomethodology
9.Language and Gender (Sex)
10.Mid Term Exam
11.Language and Gender (Sex)
12.Dialects and Standards (Pidgin and Creole)
13.Bilingualism (Diglosia, Code-switching, code-mixing..)
14.Multilingualism (Diglossia, Code-switching, code-choice, code-mixing.,,)
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination130
Project Preparation110
Project Presentation110
Criticising Paper110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination110
Individual Study for Final Examination110
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination166
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11515