LING2219 is taught by a weekly collection of pre-recorded online mini-lectures of varying length, but totalling around 2 hours per week. Tutorials will be on-line if the health advice requires this to be the case, othrerwise, they will take place on-campus.
Lectures begin week 1. Lecture videos are pre-recorded and are available online in advance of your tutorial.
Tutorials begin in week 1. Tutorials draw upon the material covered in the lectures posted in the previous week, so (with the exception of week 1) you are expected to have accessed the material from the previous week by the time of your tutorial. In week 1 your tutor will go over some of the organisational details regarding your first assessment, which involves allocating you to a group.
The core textbooks for the unit are:
Holmes, J., and Wilson, N. (2017). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (5th ed.). Abingdon: Routledge.
Kielsing, S. F. (2011). Linguistic Variation and Change. Edinburgh: EUP.
Meyerhoff, M. (2011). Introducing Sociolinguistics (2nd ed). Abingdon: Routledge.
Myerhoff, M., Schleef, E., and MacKenzie, L. (2015). Doing Sociolinguistics. Abingdon: Routledge.
The library has e-copies of all of these, so you don't need to buy them unless you want your own physical copy. Note that Holmes & Wilson (2017) is co-written by one of the unit convenors, so it very closely follows this unit. You will be assigned readings from one or more of these books every week.
Each week there are also multiple further readings suggested for the tutorial, you should aim to reads at least one of these each week, as they will support the tutorial preparation activities. All unit readings are accessible using the Leganto Reading list on the unit iLearn site.