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Linguistics (LING)
161 Straub Hall, 541-346-3906
College of Arts & Sciences
G - Pre-major, major, or minor are required to take this course graded to be applied to major/minor requirements
U - Some or all of the seats in this section are reserved for students in Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) or Academic Residential Communities (ARC)
Course Data
  LING 201   Language and Power >2 >IP >US 4.00 cr.
Explores the nature of language, dialects, accents, and multilingualism, and relates these to issues of political, educational, and other forms of social power.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Baese-Berk ME-mailHomepage Office:   279 Straub Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-3899
 
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Lecture

13725 5 95 1200-1320 tr 229 MCK Baese-Berk M GU

Final Exam:

0800-1000 r 12/09 229 MCK
 
Associated Sections

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13726 2 23 1000-1050 f 246 GER Gunter K  

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13727 2 22 1100-1150 f 248 GER Espree-Conaway D  

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13728 0 25 1000-1050 f 301 GER Espree-Conaway D U

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13729 1 25 1100-1150 f 303 GER Gunter K U
Academic Deadlines
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September 26:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 2:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 2:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 3:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 3:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 4:   Add this course
October 6:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 10:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 10:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 17:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 17:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 24:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 24:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 14:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 14:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Ling 201 introduces issues of language variation and the social impact associated with that variation and satisfies the Social Science group requirement. Students are given introductory academic tools to understand different types of variation (sounds, words, grammar), and they are exposed to a scale of types of variation as categorized by linguists, ranging from the minimal differences represented in accents or jargons, to the more substantive variation represented by comparing distinct dialects, to the formidable differences encountered when considering altogether separate languages. Language change is the source of all language variation, so we will also consider the different ways in which languages change, discussing the roles of inherited features and internal evolution of features (factors which produce accents, pidgins and creoles). Every variety of every language constitutes an important aspect of the cultural identity of the individuals who speak that variety, and the relative social prestige of each variety is a reflection of the relative social prestige of the speech community stereotypically associated with that variety. Speakers of high prestige dialects/languages generally have economic, social, and/or political power over speakers of other languages/dialects, which frequently results in pressure on the latter to conform to the dominant language/dialect.
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