Sei sulla pagina 1di 9

COURSE INFORMATION (TSL 753)

Course Information Course: Semester: Core Person /Instructor: Office Hours

Sociolinguistics In Multicultural Society


March- July Year:2013 Prof Hazadiah Mohamad Dahan Phone: 03 55227144 Email:hazadahan@gmail.com phazadiah@ salam .uitm.edu.my

Texts

Recommended Text Romaine, S., (2000) Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Oxford University Press. References Coates, J., (1994). Men, Women and Language, London : Longman. Coulmas, F (2005). Sociolinguistics: The Study of Speakers choices.UK: Cambridge University Press. Crystal, (2003). English as a Global Language.UK: Cambridge University Press Crystal, (2011).Internet Linguistics. Student Guide .NY: Routledge Fasold, R., (1990).The Sociolinguistics of Language, Oxford : Blackwell. Hudson, R., (1980). Sociolinguistics. UK: Cambridge University Press Kachru, Yamuna and Smith, Larry E (2008). Cultures, Contexts and World EnglishesNew York: Routledge Kirkpatrick, A. (2007) World Englishes. Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching. UK: Cambridge University Press. Mesthrie et al.(2000), Introducing Sociolinguistics. UK: Edinburgh University Press. Milroy, L., (1989). Language and Social Networks, Oxford : Blackwell Mooney, Peccei, Labelle, henriksen, Eppler, Irwin, Pichler, & Soden .eds (2011) The Language of Society & Power Reader.London: Routledge
Wardaugh, R. (2002). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.4th Ed Oxford: Blackwell

Journals Language in society. Language variation and change. World Englishes.

Course Description This course will focus on the relationship between language and society and the ways in which language varies according to social characteristics. There will be an emphasis on the linguistics aspects of inter-ethnic relationships in multicultural societies such as Malaysia. It will also examine language policy and language planning, the social aspects of language learning and teaching and language change, shift, decline and maintenance. The mode of delivery will be lectures, group discussions and presentations. The learners are expected to do a lot of independent reading, research and study. Course Outcomes Upon completion of TSL 753 a student should be able to:

CO 1 - demonstrate critical awareness of debates and policies concerning the relationship between language and society in a multicultural environment in the application of sociolinguistic theories to language teaching. CO 2- examine critically the role of language and languages in historical and contemporary South Asian Societies for the enhancement of professional knowledge CO 3- evaluate some recent research in the field of sociolinguistics CO 4 - conduct and present a small research project in the field of sociolinguistics, CO 5 - relate sociolinguistic concepts and data to second language teaching and learning.
Methods Presentation (P) ( Individual Assignment - Individual Quiz (Q) Final Assessment Individual Project (PRO) Group Work Weight 20% 20% 30% 30% CO1 x x x x CO2 x x x x CO3 x x x x CO4 x CO5 x x x x

Assessment Methods

Program PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 Outcomes x x x x x Program Outcomes 1. Subject knowledge and skills 2. Practical/Professional skills 3. Thinking and scientific skills 4. Communication skills 5. Social skills, teamwork and responsibilities 6. Values, ethics, moral and professionalism 7. Information management and lifelong learning 8. Management and entrepreneurship 9. Leadership skills Soft Skills CS CTPS LLIM TS

PO6 x

PO7 x

PO8

PO9 x

ES

EM

LS

Assessment

x P

x CS&Q

x ASSN & PRO

x PRO

x PRO

x PRO

Soft Skills 1. Communication Skills (CS) 2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills (CTPS) 3. Life-long learning and informational Management (LLIM) 4. Team work (TS) 5. Entrepreneurship (ES) 6. Professional Ethics and Moral (EM) 7. Leadership Skills (LS)

Learning Activities and Measurable Outcomes The course will be organized into four main learning units Learning Unit Assessment Expected Outcome 1. Students will be In their quiz, students A score of 25.1 30 % will show able to will demonstrate their evidence of students high / exemplary demonstrate ability to recall their ability to recall and apply substantial their knowledge and information on sociolinguistics in understanding understanding of the multicultural society that is reflective of and awareness various components in 80% and above in the grading matrix. of language sociolinguistics. issues through A score of 23.1 25% will show their related evidence of students moderately high reading by ability to recall and apply information on answering quiz sociolinguistics multi cultural society questions at the that is reflective of between 70-79% in end of the the grading matrix. semester. A score of 20.1 - 23% will show evidence of students moderate ability to recall and apply information and knowledge in the said area is reflective of between 65 69% in the grading matrix. A score of 0 19 % will show evidence of students low ability to recall and apply information and knowledge on the said area that is reflective of between 0 64% in the grading matrix.

2. Students will be able to exhibit their breadth and depth of reading through the topic of their choice and conduct a 45 minute presentation

During the presentation, students will demonstrate their grasp of content; their critical and creative analysis of relevant issues as presented in their topic

A score of 16 20% will show evidence of work quality reflective of 80% and above in the grading matrix. A score of 14 15.75% will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 70-79% in the grading matrix. A score of 13 13.95% will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 65 69% in the grading matrix. A score of 0 12.8% will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 0 64% in the grading matrix.

3. Students will be able to write a paper on a topic associated with

In their writing, students will display their ability to use information and

. A score of 16 20% will show evidence of work quality reflective of 80% and above in the grading matrix.

the role of language and languages in historical and contemporary South Asian Societies and relate it to the educational setting.

knowledge effectively in order to form new understanding and disseminate knowledge. Additionally, students need to show their ability to think critically and creatively in analyzing relevant issues. It is also an evident of their ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A score of 14 15.75% will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 70-79% in the grading matrix. A score of 13-13.9 % will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 65 69% in the grading matrix. A score of 0 12.8 % will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 0 64% in the grading matrix. .

4. Students will be able to conduct in a group a study on a topic in sociolinguistics and multicural society that requires them to

evaluate some recent research in the field and relate sociolinguistic concepts and data to second language teaching and learning.

In their report students will display their ability to use information and knowledge effectively in order to form new understanding and disseminate knowledge through data analysis.they also need to demonstrate their ability as a member of a research group.Research findings need to show their ability to analyse data , interpret them critically and creatively and relate them to relevant issues in language learning. The students will also need to integrate theory into practice as well as reflect on their own professional practice and ethical issue. It is also an evidence of their ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A score of 24-30 % will show evidence of work quality reflective of 80% and above in the grading matrix. A score of 2123.7% will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 70-79% in the grading matrix. A score of 19.5 20.7 % will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 65 69% in the grading matrix. A score of 0 19.2% will show evidence of work quality reflective of between 0 64% in the grading matrix.

Grading Policies The grading scale as explained in the course catalog will be used: 80-100% = A 65-69% = B 50-54% = C 75-79% = A60-64% = B-

70-74% = B+ 55-59% = C+ Note: Plagiarized work will automatically be graded between 0 49% (F) Presentation Students will display their ability to understand the 20 % content and present the new information and knowledge coherently, critically and relevantly; they should also be able to challenge each others opinions in addition to disseminating and receiving knowledge. The students will also need to integrate theory into practice as well as reflect on their own professional practice and ethical issue. It is also an evidence of their ability to communicate effectively in speaking Quiz (Final In their quiz, students will demonstrate their ability to 30% Assessment) recall their knowledge and understanding of the various components of this course. Written assignment Students will do a critique on a refereed article on a topic 20% of their choice. They will display their ability in using information and knowledge effectively in order to acquire new understanding of the subject area. Additionally, students need to show their ability to think critically and creatively in analyzing and critiquing relevant issues. It is also an evidence of their ability to communicate effectively in writing. Project Paper As members of a team students will display their ability to 30% (Group Work) carry out a study on a sociolinguistic in multicultural society topic gathering and analyzing data, in accordance with a sound theoretical framework. They should be able to interpret their findings relevantly, coherently and critically. They are also expected to show their ability to integrate theory into practice as well as reflect on professional practice and ethical issue in order to display a conceptual understanding of the area under investigation. It is also an evidence of their ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking.

SCHEME OF WORK Week 1 Topic INTRODUCTION Course Information Sociolinguistics an overview : Important concepts Linguistic variation: varieties and fields of use 2 Multilingual speech communities: Languages in contact Learner tasks

Read assigned materials

Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

Multilingual speech communities: Languages in contact Language choice: Code mixing & Code switching Diglossia

Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

Languages in contact: Pidgins and Creoles Dialects Regional, Social Dialects Internet dialects

Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

Languages in contact: 5 Language shift Loss or Isolation Language change 6 Language Maintenance Revival

Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

Assignment Due
7 VARIATION ACCORDING TO AGE GENDER MID TERM BREAK 8 National Language and Language Planning, policies dimensions and processes VARIATION ACCORDING TO ETHNICITY Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

English as an international language/ world Englishes. QUIZ

Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

10

11

Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics

Conduct Seminar Read assigned materials

12

Relevance of Sociolinguistics to Language Teaching Project presentation Project presentation

FORUM

13

14

Project presentation

Submission of projects

ASSIGNMENTS A B 1 2 3 The topic that is presented forms the basis of the article critique. The article is data driven, refereed and current. The write-up should not be more than four pages long. Suggested Areas of Investigation Endangered language and implications for LP Language change- impact of technology Diglossic situations

4 5 6 7

Norms of politeness in daily interactions Attitudes to language(s) Gender Interactions at the work place Language Variations in cyber space