Course: Sociolinguistics and Methodology of Investigation

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Course title Sociolinguistics and Methodology of Investigation
Course code KRO/SOC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, Spanish
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Valeš Miroslav, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Sociolinguistics terminology, methods of investigation. Complete information about the course, electronical materiales included, can be found at:

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 32 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to present basic sociolinguistics terminology and to demonstrate it on examples from classical sociolinguistics studies. We will focus both on traditional theories of variation and modern approaches to language and society. We will put emphasis on language contact problems, disappearing languages and ethic issues of linguistics investigations.
Methods of sociolinguistics investigation.
Basic linguistics terminology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Assitence to classes, presentation of a sociolinguistics study, test.
Recommended literature
  • CHROMÝ, Jan. 2014. Základy sociolingvistiky. Praha: Karolinum..
  • MEYERHOFF, Miriam. Introducing Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge, 2009..

Study plans that include the course
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