3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 2 with catalog number 1020936AER for all students in the 2nd semester at a (A) Bachelor - preliminary level.

Semester
2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Possible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
Dutch
Faculty
Faculty of Languages & Humanities
Department
Linguistics and Literary Studies
Educational team
Wim Vandenbussche (course titular)
Activities and contact hours

26 contact hours Lecture
25 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

Presentation and discussion of variation and diversity in language use, i.e. both regional dialects and varieties stemming from the social and geographic position and background of the language users (sociolinguistics). Important topics include language and communication, geographic and stylistic variation, awareness of standards, language contact, bi and multilingualism. Besides the theoretical introduction a number of representative case studies will be discussed in great depth.

Course material
Digital course material (Required) : Inleiding tot de variatielinguïstiek, R. Willemyns, Canvas
Additional info

Information for 2019/2020:  the relevant chapters from the recommended course text and the digital course materials will be made available for free via Canvas.  Students are, accordingly, *not* expected to buy the course text.

This subject is taught in Dutch.

The required digital material will be supplied via Canvas.


 

Learning Outcomes

General competencies

Students

-acquire insight in a number of crucial basic concepts of sociolinguistics
-familiarise themselves with the basic principles of social, geographical and situation-dependent language variation  
-familiarise themselves with the major currents of the discipline which will be addressed in the remainder of their study trajectory (multilingualism, language contact, language planning, language variation, historical sociolinguistics)
-are able to apply general sociolinguistic principles on everyday situations in their lives, especially in the Belgian/Brussels contexts
-are able to make logical cross-references between the various sociolinguistic dimensions of a communicative situation
-are able to perform (under guidance) (aspects of) sociolinguistic research and can report on this research in a short paper of acceptable quality
-master Dutch on the academic level that can be expected from Ba1-students

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Mondeling examen with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

    Note: Discuss the subject matter and comment on case studies. An assignment *may* be given during the academic year.
    Er *kan* een taak opgegeven worden tijdens het academiejaar.

Additional info regarding evaluation

Oral examination: Discussion of the subject matter and comments on case studies.
An assignment *may* be given during the academic year that counts for a quarter of the final mark.

The partial result of the paper will be transferred to the second exam session, if this result was 10/20 or higher. Students wishing to submit a new version of the paper send an email to the course titular (with the new paper) at the very latest before the start of the second exam session.

The partial result of the paper will be transferred to the next academic year, if this result was 10/20 or higher. Students wishing to submit a new version of the paper send an email to the course titular (with the new paper) at the very latest before the start of the first exam session of the next academic year.

Absence for a required part of the evaluation (either the examination or the paper) will result in an 'absent' grade code for the course.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: German-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-English (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Frans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Duits-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language - TTK (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language (only offered in Dutch)