SPAN-T 560: Hispanic Sociolinguistics

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in sociolinguistics, with an emphasis on its application in the classroom. Sociolinguistics focuses on the symbolic value of language as an expression of group identity based on region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, or other ways of defining group affiliation. Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods, will be included.

The course also surveys other related topics such as language in contact, bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S., Spanish as heritage language, language attitudes and language identity particularly in the U.S., language and the law, language and age, and language and gender.  We will focus on research examining the use of Spanish in Latin America and Spain as well as in the U.S, and how to consider sociolinguistic variation in the classroom.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

Term: This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Summer I and Summer II.

Prerequisite(s): Spanish proficiency, qualified to teach content area

Indiana University

Semester: Summer 2023 – Full Semester​

Instructor: Manuel Díaz-Campos

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 6/5/23 – 7/29/23

Format: Online Asynchronous

Graduate Certificate: Eligible

Master’s Completion: View Options for World Languages

 

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Teaching (Winter/Spring 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Winter/Spring 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 520 Spanish Writing and Grammar (Summer 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (Summer 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 540: Spanish Phonetics (Fall 2024) – Asynchronous

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Teaching (Winter/Spring 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 520 Spanish Writing and Grammar (Summer 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions (TBD) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Winter/Spring 2024, Fall 2024) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (TBD) – Asynchronous
SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (Summer 2024) – Asynchronous

Additional courses to be determined.