Familiarity with Foundational Texts
Student will become conversant with foundational texts which inform our cultural understanding and use of language.
Analysis of Linguistic Data in Social Contexts
Upon completion of this course students will be equipped with the conceptual tools to think about and analyze linguistic data in social contexts of use.
Contextualize Varieties of Language
Through readings, weekly exercises and discussions they will acquire the metalinguistic concepts necessary for contextualizing varieties of language.
In class transcription sessions will address the representation of linguistic data, and how that representation may affect one's assessments of semantic intent.