course specificati









 


  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
  
  
  
   Kingdom ofSaudi Arabia
  
 


 

Ministry Of
  Higher Education


 

Majama'ahUniversity
  
 


 

Deanship of
  Quality assurance


 

and Human
  Development
  
 


 


 










  





Course Specification



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Course Specification







 


 


 

Institution : Majma'ah University


 

 

College/Department : Department of
  English, College of Education


 




A- Course Identification and General
Information







 


 


 


 


 


 


 

1.  Course
  title and code: Language & Society


 

 

2.  Credit
  hours: 3 hrs


 

 

4. 
 
Name of faculty member responsible for the course


 

Dr.Sir Al khatim Mohammed Ahmed


 

 

5. 
 
Level/year at which this course is offered
:
  8th level


 

 

6.  Co-requisites for this course (if any):
  (NA)


 

 

7. 
 
Location if not on main campus:(NA)


 




B-
Objectives 







 


 

1.  Summary
  of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.


 

By
  the end of the course students should be able to:


 

1.
  see the close relationship between language and society.


 

2.
  understand that language is a social construct and social practice


 

3.
  think deeply about the language phenomenon- after studying various issues in
  sociolinguistics(dialect,language,accent,idiolect,gender,taboos&euphemisms,language
  and culture, diglossia, etc).


 

4.
  critically analyze   a vast array of
  sociolinguistic behaviuor.


 




C-  Course
Description
  (Note:  General description in the form to be used
for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)







 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 

1. Topics to be Covered


 

 

List of Topics


 

 

No of


 

Weeks


 

 

Contacthours


 

 


 

Course Orientation, Relationship between Language and Society(various
  theories)


 


 

 

2


 

 

6


 

 


 

Language vs.
  Dialect: Theories and Discussion


 

Other
  variations:accent,idiolect,sociolect,jargon(argot) ,slang ,style, etc.


 

- Diglossia


 


 

 

3


 

 

9


 

 

Language and
  Thought(Whorfian Hypothesis and other approaches, etc)


 

 

1


 

 

3


 

 

Language Gender


 

 

2


 

 

6


 

 

Language and
  Gender: Presentation and Discussion


 

 

1


 

 

3


 

 

Taboos and
  Euphemisms


 

 

2


 

 

6


 

 

Pidgins and
  Creoles


 

 

1


 

 

3


 

 

Pidgins and
  Creoles: Discussion(Gulf Arabic –based Pidgin GAP)


 

 

1


 

 

3


 

 

Student
  Presentation and Evaluation/Revision


 

 

2


 

 

6


 










 


 
 
 
 
 


 

2.
  Course components (total contact hours per semester):                       


 

 

Lecture:


 

35 hrs


 

 

Tutorial: 


 

 

Laboratory


 

 

Practical/Field
  work/Internship


 

5-presentation/discussion/field work


 

 

Other:


 

5 hrs- testing/evaluation


 










 


 

3.
  Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week. (This
  should be an average :for the semester not a specific requirement in each
  week)


 


 










 


 

4. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for
  Students During the Semester:


 

 
  
   
  
  
   
   
   
   
  
  
   
   
   
   
  
  
   
   
   
   
  
  
   
   
   
   
  
  
   
   
   
   
  
  
   
   
   
   
  
 

   


   


   

   

Assessment


   

   

Assessment task  (eg. essay, test, group project,
    examination etc.)


   

   

Week due


   

   

Proportion of Final
    Assessment


   

   

1


   


   

   


   

Class
    presentations & seminars


   

   

7-
    9th


   

   


   


   

   

2


   

 


   

   


   

Individual/Group
    Projects & Quizzes


   

   

9-11th


   


   

   


   

   

3


   


   

   


   

Written
    Assignments
/response papers


   

   


   

12-13th


   

   


   


   

   

4


   


   

   

Mid-term
    Test


   


   

   

11th


   


   


   


   


   

   

5


   


   

   

Final
    Exam


   


   

   


   

As
    scheduled by College


   

   


   


   

 

 


 




D- E Learning Resources.






 


 


 


 


 


 

1. Required
  Text(s):


 

Spolsky,B.(2004  ). Sociolinguistics(5th edn).Oxford:Oxford
  UniversityPress.


 

Yule, G.
  (2006  ). Pragmatics(4thedn).Oxford:Oxford
  UniversityPress.


 

Labov ,W.(1972).
  Sociolinguistic Patterns.Philadelphia:UniversityofPennsylvaniaPress.


 

Tannen,
  Deborah.(1996).Gender and Discourse.Oxford:OxfordUniversityPress.


 


 


 

 

2. Essential References


 

-Burton,
  D. (1980). Dialogue and Discourse.London:
  Routledge and Kegan Paul.


 

- Bernstein, (1971). Class, Codes and Control.London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.


 

- Fairclough, N. (1989). Language and Power.London: Longman.


 

-Fairclough, N.(1991). Discourse Process and Social Change.Oxford: Polity


 

-Goffman, E. (1981). Forms of Talk.Oxford: Blackwell.


 

- Gumperz, J. (1982) Discourse Strategies.Cambridge:
 CambridgeUniversityPress.


 

Levinson, S. (1983). Pragmatics.Cambridge:
 CambridgeUniversityPress.


 

-         
 
Searle, J. R. (1969).
  Speech Acts.London:CambridgeUniversity
  Press.


 

-         
 
Van Dijk,T.A.(1977). Text
  and Context.London:
  Longman


 


 

 

3- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc)
  (Attach List)


 

-Ferguson,
  Charles.(1959 ). "Diglossia", Word,15:325-40


 

- Lakoff, R.(1973). "Language and Woman's Place",Language
  and Society2,1:45-80.


 

 

4-.Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc.


 

- There are numerous electronic journals and websites that are freely
  accessible on the Internet: students may consult:


 

http://www.tandf.co.uk.journals


 

www.wiley.com/bw/journal.


 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com


 


 

 

5- Other
  learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional
  standards/regulations


 




E- Assessment







 


 


 

Falls into: 1.Course Evaluation(assessing course materials,
  techniques of teaching and it proceeds)


 

                   2.
  Students' Performance Assessment


 

            1. Course
  Evaluation: incorporates a set of various methods: individual/class                                                      
 
interviews/discussions-notes-checklists,etc(done several times during
  the course)


 

             2. Students'
  Performance:


 

             
 
Quizzes                                                            
 
5


 

              Class
  presentation & seminars                  
 
5


 

               
 
Mid-term Test                                              
 
30


 

                 Final Exam                                                     
 
60


 

                
 
Total                                                                
 
100 


 






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