This course introduces students to the
linguistic construction of the self and community. You will learn about
the linguistic aspects of social structures, such as ethnicity, class and
gender, and learn about power relations negotiated through language.
Additionally, we will discuss identities
in relation to regional/dialectal differences, language and education
policies as well as language use in digital communities
in the construction of identit(ies).
Applied learning entails gaining knowledge and skills through direct, structured, and applied engagement. This monitored hands-on approach combines in-class and real-world settings, where students (a) learn of theories and concepts on data collection to subsequently conduct direct research; (b) gain skills and abilities necessary for short-term internships; and (c) develop skills, knowledge and disposition necessary to network and plan, organize and implement events.
Name of Lecturer(s) : Dr. D A C Silva
- Teacher: Amala De Silva