Offered by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS). Counts as an elective.
FYSM 1204: Language and Identity
People don’t all speak the same way. What information about our social identities is encoded in the way we speak and what we speak about? How do we use language to build and express who we are? How do our perceptions about who someone is affect how we perceive what they say? In this course, explore the relationship between language and identity through a variety of media including print, the Internet, TV, movies, podcasts, guest talks, and field trips.
Prerequisite(s): normally restricted to students entering the first year of a B.A., B.Cog.Sc., B.G.In.S. or B.CoMS program.
Seminar three hours a week.