10641 Language, Culture, Society 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Hebrew Language or in Sociology & Anthropology or in Communication

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Hebrew Semantics, Introduction to Sociology

Author: Malka Muchnik

The course describes and analyzes linguistic phenomena in social and cultural contexts; examines the mutual influences and inter-relationships among language, society and culture; presents theories and models for analyzing socio-linguistic processes, understanding Israeli Hebrew, socio-linguistic phenomena in the mass media and in interpersonal communication.

Topics: Introduction � language as a social activity; Linguistic diversity and pluralism � dialects and sociolects; Language in circumstantial context � registers; Language and gender; Language, ideology and attitudes; Language in mass communication; Language norms and language planning; Language change and language development; Ethnography � culture and language; Cultural differences in oral and para-oral communication.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.