Nov 17, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 34700 - Language and Ethnicity

Pluralism and Diversity

This course explores the relationship between language and ethnicity with a primary focus on the United States. It examines how language is used in the construction of ethnic identities, and how ideologies about ethnicity influence the ways in which people use language. It is centered on class discussion of social scientific research that closely analyzes how ethnicity is performed in discursive interaction. The course investigates language use in relation to African American, Native American, U.S. Latino/a, Asian American, and European American identities, and covers topics, such as codeswitching, crossing, mocking, passing, interethnic communication, and language prejudice.
prereq: ENGL 22000
3 hrs
3 cr