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Registration Number Name of Student Total Marks 100% Grade Marks in Words
F141AMALL001 NIMRAH FAROOQ 51 D FIFTY-ONE
F141AMALL002 IRDA BABAR 62 C SIXTY-TWO
F141AMALL003 AROOSA MALIK 64 C SIXTY-FOUR
F141AMALL004 MOMINA SHAHID 32 F THIRTY-TWO
F141AMALL005 MARIA KHALID 0 F ZERO
F141AMALL006 AMBAR ZAMAN 64 C SIXTY-FOUR
F141AMALL007 SUNDAS KAMAL 69 C+ SIXTY-NINE
F141AMALL009 BUSHRA YOUNAS 65 C+ SIXTY-FIVE
F141AMALL010 SOFIA MANSOOR 62 C SIXTY-TWO
F141AMALL011 IQRA TARIQ 58 D+ FIFTY-EIGHT
F141AMALL012 SHAHANA NASREEN 65 C+ SIXTY-FIVE
F141AMALL013 HUMA MALIK 44 F FORTY-FOUR
F141AMALL014 MARIA NUSRAT 45 F FORTY-FIVE
F141AMALL015 MUHAMMAD AZAM 63 C SIXTY-THREE
F141AMALL016 ANIQA SYED 68 C+ SIXTY-EIGHT
F141AMALL017 ARESHA ZARI 44 F FORTY-FOUR
F141AMALL018 GUL SABA 58 D+ FIFTY-EIGHT
F141AMALL019 MAHWISH ZAHID 55 D+ FIFTY-FIVE
F141AMALL020 AFSHEEN JAHAN 37 F THIRTY-SEVEN
F141AMALL021 FATIMA ZAHRA 59 D+ FIFTY-NINE
F141AMALL022 SARA SATTAR 73 B SEVENTY-THREE
F141AMALL025 SANA RAFIQUE 33 F THIRTY-THREE
BS 6th Sem 6422 Aeman Cheema 80.00 A-
6423 Amina Nadeem 78.00 B+
6424 Amina Jameel  70.00 B
6426 Khadija Younis 61.00 C
6427 Marium Ahmed 72.00 B
6429 Rubab Humayoun 70.00 B
6430 Sadaf Latif 65.25 C+
6431 Sundas Naz 70.00 B

 

 

 

 
Course Profile

Course Information:
Title:      Sociolinguistics    
Course Code:  ?  
Credit Hrs.: 3hrs per week
Course contact Hours: 48 (16 weeks)
Pre-requisites:     None (must be registered for MA English at FURC)   
Course site:          http://socio.qazis.com (under development)

Instructor Information:
Name:                  Ubaidullah A Qazi                                                          Email:   ubaid.qazi @fui.edu.pk  
Office Location:    Room 10, First Floor, Jinnah Block                                 Office Phone:      Ext: 217
Office meeting Hours:   Mon, Tue, Thu 1230-1400

 Course and Learning Objectives:

The course provides a general introduction to sociolinguistics. It examines language use in society, with a particular focus on the distinctions between language and dialect. The first part of the course deals with language variation according to users, including regional and social dialects as well as variation by gender. It explores factors that contribute to language change. The second part of the course deals with language variation according to use. Topics include: language attitudes, ethnography of speaking, pragmatics and politeness, and analyzing conversations. Students complete practical assignments of language use in society.

Course Aims:      

1.                                   To explore the relationship between linguistic and non-linguistic variables such as gender, social class and age.

2.                                   To enable students to develop analytical skills used in sociolinguistics

Learning Outcomes:

               Upon successful completion of the course students will:

1.                Gain a theoretical grounding in the field of sociolinguistics.

2.                Explore the relationship between linguistic and non-linguistic variables such as gender, social class and age;

3.                Collect linguistic data and analyze it from a sociolinguistic perspective;

4.                Be familiar with theories, bodies of knowledge and research methods ;

5.                Have the capacity for analytical and critical thinking and for creative problem-solving in linguistics

6.                Have the skills of effective communication

7.                Have the ability to engage in independent and reflective learning.

Grading Model:

·                  Mid-Term – 30 Marks

·                  Final Term – 50 Marks

·                  Attendance – 5 Marks

·                  Sessional – 15 Marks

o        Quizzes x 2 (5 Marks)

o        Essay x 1 (10 Marks)

 

Weekly Distribution of course contents:

Week #

Topics

Status/

Remarks

Problem Set/

Assignments

Quizzes

Presentations

Discussions

1.                 

1.                Introduction.

2.                Introduction: variation and linguistic theory. Ch. 1

 

 

 

 

 

2.                 

3.                Regional & social varieties; style; speech communities; networks. Ch. 2, 5

4.                Cont.

 

 

 

 

 

3.                 

5.                Dialectology: regional variation. Ch. 6

6.                Regional variation, continued

 

 

 

 

 

4.                 

7.                Linguistic variables; social variation.

8.                Variation studies. Ch. 7

 

 

 

 

 

5.                 

9.                Labov, Trudgill, Milroys, etc.

10.             Cont.

 

 

 

 

 

6.                 

11.             Historical linguistics. Ch. 8

12.             Historical linguistics, continued.

 

 

 

 

 

7.                 

13.             Language change in progress.

14.             Cont.

 

 

 

 

 

8.                 

15.             Mechanism of language change;

16.             pre-Midterm review

 

 

 

 

 

9.                 

Mid Term Exams

10.              

17.             Language contact phenomena. Ch. 3

18.             Pidgins & creoles.

 

 

 

 

 

11.              

19.             Review of midterm exam;

20.             Diglossia, bilingualism & code-switching.

 

 

 

 

 

12.              

21.             Discussion: language choice in RWP/ISB.

22.             cont

 

 

 

 

 

13.              

23.             Language & culture; ethnography of communication

24.             Solidarity & politeness; speech acts. Ch. 11-12

 

 

 

 

 

14.              

25.             Linguistic Relativity

26.             Language and Thought

 

 

 

 

 

15.              

27.             Language & gender; language & disadvantage. Ch. 13-14

28.             Discussion: language, gender & disadvantage.

 

 

 

 

 

16.              

29.             Language planning. Ch. 15

30.             Language planning in Rest of the World.

 

 

 

 

 

17.              

31.             Discussion: language planning in Pakistan

32.             Pre-Exam Review

 

 

 

 

 

18.              

FINAL EXAMS

 

Essay:

“Languages are all linguistically equal, but they are not all sociolinguistically equal” (Mesthrie 2006, p. 480)

Do you agree? Discuss your views and support your points with examples and  references from the literature.

This assignment has a holistic marking scheme. The criteria listed below serve as a guide only and they are not given “points”. I will use these criteria to indicate the areas where your essay could have been improved and where you did well. You will receive one holistic mark.

Assessment criteria

·                  Understanding of sociolinguistic concepts (dialect vs. language, etc.)

·                  Demonstration of critical thinking

·                  Supportive evidence and examples

·                  Referencing (use approx. 5-8 different published sources in addition to the textbook)

·                  Quality of academic writing

Essay length: 1500-2000 words
Essay format: APA or Harvard Style
Essay submission deadline:  Friday 7 Nov 2014


Course Resources

Required textbook:

Ronald Wardhaugh, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (5th ed.). Oxford: Blackwell.
Available in pdf format on course site and from your tutor.

Journals

1.                International Journal of Language in Society

2.                Anthropological Linguistics

3.                Annual Review of Anthropology

4.                Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

5.                World Englishes

6.                Journal of Sociolinguistics

Recommended sources:

Holmes, Janet (2013) An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 4th edition. London: Pearson,  Longman.

Meyerhoff, M. (2006) Introducing sociolinguistics. Routledge: London/N.Y.

Meyerhoff, M. and Schleef, E. (eds.)(2010). The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader. Routledge:  London/N.Y.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd ed.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics. 2001. UNSW eLibrary

Websites

David Crystal’s Homepage:
http://www.davidcrystal.com/David_Crystal/english.htm

William Labov’s homepage:
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~wlabov 

Dislcalimer: Course content is subject to change without any prior notice.  Please check with your tutor for an updated version.

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