HUM STUD 320. Language and Identity. 3 Credits.
This course explores the role that language attitudes and ideologies as well as identity play in the speech and patterns of language use of native speakers as well as those acquiring a second language. We will address these issues in relation to various immigrant groups in the US, with a special focus on Hispanic communities across the US. In addition, within the broader picture, we will look at the question of language use and identity construction; that is, the social meaning that certain variations in language have (i.e. power and solidarity traits) and the use that native speakers make of these variables to construct an identity.
REC: HUM STUD 160 or EDUC 311 or EDUC 315.
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