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Last updated 11 September 2017

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  Dept of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex

LG 218 Sociolinguistics

Autumn 2017

Mon 3 – 5pm in Room 5B.111A


Prof. Peter L. Patrick

Office: Room 4.328, ext. 2088, email: patrickp at

Office hours (Autumn Term): Mon 1:30-2:30pm, Weds 2:30-3:30pm

Webpage at Univ of Essex ORB or my page,

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Autumn Term 2017 Calendar

week 2

oct 9

Course intro. Language histories. Definitions, concepts

week 3

oct 16

Dialectology & dialect geography

week 4

oct 23

Language Norms and Attitudes

week 5

oct 30

Sociolinguistic Variation: Review/Basic concepts

week 6

nov 06

Sociolinguistic Variation: Social Class

week 7

nov 13

Sociolinguistic Variation: Language Style

week 8

nov 20

Reading week - No class

week 9

nov 27

Sociolinguistic Variation: Language change; Sex & Gender

week 10

dec 4

Sociolinguistic Variation: Networks; Interactions

week 11

dec 11

Language Rights as Human Rights

Term 2 week 16

week 20


jan 18

feb 15


Assignment deadline (-ZA students will be earlier)

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