ENLA210-15S2 (C) Semester Two 2015

Language Variation Across Space and Time

15 points
13 Jul 2015 - 15 Nov 2015


Languages are not fixed; they vary across physical and social space and change over generations. These patterns of variation and change can be understood by studying the linguistic and social factors which affect language use. This course is an introduction to the sociolinguistic study of language variation and change. We examine how language varies both across individuals (e.g. according to a speaker's regional origin, gender, social class, ethnicity and age) and within individuals (e.g. how speakers adjust their language in different contexts depending on the social message they want to convey). Our consideration will include a detailed study of patterns of language change, with attention to changes currently taking place in English and other languages around the world.



LING203, LING210

Equivalent Courses

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $697.00

International fee $2,913.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All ENLA210 Occurrences

  • ENLA210-15S2 (C) Semester Two 2015