1388.22 - Sociolinguistics (BA)
Students must have completed the required core component of the BA in Faroese or equivalent. Students may also enrol on this course as an individual course under alternative prerequisites. (Refer to the programme description in force).
To afford students fundamental knowledge about sociolinguistics, especially the variation in language use and language attitudes detected in Faroese surveys and studies.
Thematically the course is divided into two sections. The first section is a general introduction to sociolinguistics and how language variation is studied in a sociolinguistic context with emphasis on theory and methods. The second section focuses on how to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge as a basis for analyses of language variation in Faroese.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, student presentations, and discussions.
Students who successfully complete the course can demonstrate ability to: • explain and analyse the linkages between language and society • explain the use of sociolinguistic tools in work with the Faroese language • analyse language variation using sociolinguistic methods and frameworks.
30-minute oral presentation with 3-day preparation time on a set topic.
The bibliography will be circulated at the start of the course and available on Moodle.
Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen