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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), GradDipSLT, PGDipArts
- May not be credited together with LING 422 passed in 2013 or 2014.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Anne Feryok
- Paper Structure
- Language, thought and culture
- Sociocultural theory
- Sociocultural contexts
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught through seminars based on student participation, which the lecturer guides.
Textbooks 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.
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- 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