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) : Ms. S N K Mallikahewa

Name of Lecturer(s) : Dr. D A C Silva

Name of Lecturer(s) : Dr. D A C Silva