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LING433 Sociocultural Language Topics

Sociocultural topics in language, its use and learning. Linguistic relativity, language socialisation, language and identity, and sociocultural theory in language research.

There is little question that language itself is a social and cultural phenomenon. Sociocultural factors play roles in language and its use and learning; and language plays a role not only in society and culture, but also in learning and development. This paper begins by reviewing different perspectives on the term sociocultural. It then looks at several different approaches in which language and social and cultural influences have been investigated, including the influence of culture on language itself, the linguistic construction of identity, language socialisation and language and agency. It then focuses on sociocultural theory, which is largely compatible with the other approaches discussed.

Paper title Sociocultural Language Topics
Paper code LING433
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Limited to
BA(Hons), GradDipSLT, PGDipArts
Notes
May not be credited together with LING 422 passed in 2013 or 2014.
Contact
anne.feryok@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anne Feryok
Paper Structure
      Language, thought and culture
    1. Sociocultural theory
    2. Sociocultural contexts
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through seminars based on student participation which the lecturer guides.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
All readings to be available on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Developing knowledge of sociocultural approaches to language issues
  • Developing discipline-specific knowledge of theory, research and research techniques
  • Being able to identify and critically engage with key concepts in spoken and written assessments
  • Being able to select, thematically integrate and critically assess published research and theoretical academic literature.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Sociocultural topics in language, its use and learning. Linguistic relativity, language socialisation, language and identity, and sociocultural theory in language research.

There is little question that language itself is a social and cultural phenomenon. Sociocultural factors play roles in language and its use and learning; and language plays a role not only in society and culture, but also in learning and development. This paper begins by reviewing different perspectives on the term sociocultural. It then looks at several different approaches in which language and social and cultural influences have been investigated, including the influence of culture on language itself, the linguistic construction of identity, language socialisation and language and agency. It then focuses on sociocultural theory, which is largely compatible with the other approaches discussed.

Paper title Sociocultural Language Topics
Paper code LING433
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BA(Hons), GradDipSLT, PGDipArts
Notes
May not be credited together with LING 422 passed in 2013 or 2014.
Contact
anne.feryok@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anne Feryok
Paper Structure
Language, thought and culture
  1. Sociocultural theory
  2. Sociocultural contexts
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through seminars based on student participation, which the lecturer guides.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
All readings to be available on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Developing knowledge of sociocultural approaches to language issues
  • Developing discipline-specific knowledge of theory, research and research techniques
  • Being able to identify and critically engage with key concepts in spoken and written assessments
  • Being able to select, thematically integrate and critically assess published research and theoretical academic literature.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41