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Queen's University
 

LING 205/3.0

Language and Power

This course examines how language reflects and creates power relations in society. Students will learn fundamentals in the linguistic study of language usage and style, and examine language and power in areas such as language socialization, language and age, language and gender, language and education, and language and culture.

Course Information

Instructor: Lorena Jessop
Office: Kingston Hall room 416
Office Hours:
E-Mail: jessopl@queensu.ca

Textbook: Language, Society, and Power: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Linda Thomas (Editor)

Mark Distribution:

Item
Weight
Participation
10%
Homework Assignments (2)
30%
Take home, midterm assignment
15%
Group Presentation
20%
Research Paper
25%
Total 100%

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000