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.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course for the Summer 2021 semester. 

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (Fall 2021, Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 520 Spanish Writing and Grammar (W/S 2022)
SPAN-T 530 Cultural Expression (Summer 2021, Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Fall 2021, Summer 2022, W/S 2023)
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (W/S 2021, Summer 2022)
SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (Sum. 2021)

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (Winter/Spring 2021)
SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions (Summer 2021)
SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (Summer 2021)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (Fall 2021)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Fall 2021)
SPAN-T 520 Spanish  Writing and Grammar (Winter/Spring 2022)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Summer 2022)
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (Summer 2022)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions (Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Winter/Spring 2023)

Indiana University

Instructor: Professor Manuel Diaz-Campos

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 6/7/21 – 7/31/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisites: Spanish fluency, qualified to teach content area

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