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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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LING 172 - (CC) Language and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Semester Hours: 3
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Examination of the relation between language and society with emphasis on Africa, Asia and Latin America. Language as a cognitive system, repository of culture and constructor of reality. Conflict between nationalist languages and former colonial world languages. Language as an indicator of societal identity, group and status. Diglossia. Language planning in government, industry and education. Language attitudes, change and maintenance. Case studies of language situations in countries around the world.





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