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Language and Culture (Semester 2 of 2)

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Fooyin Institute of Technology Course Plan



Subject: Language and Culture (Semester 2 of 2 Semesters)

Class: 5L3

Credits & hours: 2 credits

Instructor: Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Humanities

Office hours: Monday periods 5 & 6; Tuesday periods 7 & 8

Telephone extension: 426

Email address: tandy@ria.edu

Course objectives: To investigate the relationship between language and culture using insights from such fields as linguistics, sociology, and anthropology

Course description: This course investigates the relationship between language and culture using insights from such fields as linguistics, sociology, and anthropology.

Syllabus:

1. Course Introduction
2. Language and Identity; Language and Physical Identity [pages 16-17 + chapter 6]
3. Language and Psychological Identity [chapter 7]
4. Language and Geographical Identity [chapter 8]
5. Language and Ethnic & National Identity [chapter 9]
6. Language and Social Identity [chapter 10]
7. Review for Midterm Examination
8. Midterm Examination
9. Pragmatics; Pragmatic Development [chapters 21 and 43]
10. Language Development in School [chapter 44]
11. The Language Barrier [pages 342-343 + chapter 56]
12. Multilingualism [chapter 60]
13. Language Planning [chapter 61]
14. Review for Final Examination
15. Final Examination




Teaching methods: Lecture and miscellaneous

Teaching materials:

BOOK FOR COURSE:
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
(Second Edition, 1997) (Paperback Version)
David Crystal
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
(ISBN: 0 521 559677)

WEBSITE FOR COURSE:
http://cetandy.tripod.com/languageandculture/index.html


Evaluation: 30% Assignments; 35% Midterm Examination; 35% Final Examination

References: See the references listed in the teaching materials items.



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