Chinese Sociolinguistics


Investigation of the complex interaction between Chinese linguistic practices and Chinese-speaking societies. Integration of conceptual framework in sociolinguistics and empirical research on sociolinguistics issues in Chinese-speaking societies. Topics including the historical development of the modern Chinese language, regional and social variations, language ideology and language policies, language and identity, language and gender, politeness and cross-cultural communication, language and social media, and language and education. Readings and class conducted in English.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 337S
Typically Offered