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2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 441 - Sociolinguistic Field Methods

Credits: (4)
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 308  or LING 308  
College Curriculum: COLL 400
This course provides hands-on experience with studying language in its social context, drawing on sociolinguistic methods such as participant observation and sociolinguistic interviews. Students will gain substantial experience working on a sociolinguistic fieldwork project. The course addresses major topics related to field work, including recording, transcribing, and coding data, ethical involvement with the community, and the purposes, strengths, and weaknesses of various approaches.