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Poljička cesta 35, Split, Croatia


Code: 185115
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Jagoda Granić
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Jagoda Granić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
To achieve competence to quantitatively and qualitatively determine social parameters that imply changes in language structure and explain language functions. Also, the objective is to introduce the students with sociolinguistic approach that helps understanding and solving problems in linguistic culture, multilingual environment, in language planning and language teaching.
Introduction, course content and literature. Sociolinguistics and sociology of language. Social awareness of language and social stereotypes. Language as social phenomenon. Language and social classes. Identity construction. Identity of language and linguistic identity. Language policy: languages of public communication. Social context of language policy. Vertical stratification of language and society. Urban idioms and explicit norm. Elements and models of language policy. Language planning. Standardization. Attitudes towards standard Croatian. Standard language and dialects. Bilingualism and biculturalism. Diglossia and dinomia. Language in community. Borders between languages.Language variety. Multiculturalism and multilingualism.
Hierarchy of languages and cultures. Majority and minority languages. European language policy. Linguistic rights. English as a lingua franca. The construction of linguistic identity in diaspora. Croatian as a minority language. Language, ethnicity and racism (linguistic apartheid). Language nationalism. The nation speech: language and national identity. Language endangerment. Endangered languages. Language death. Language and gender identity. Male and female language variants. Language and age. Youth speech. Jargon. Language and the media. Internet communication. Language as a means of manipulation. Language manipulation in media discourse. Ideology in language. Freedom as language. Language as an ideologeme.
Learning outcomes:
  1. Nova lica jezika: sociolingvističke teme, , Bugarski, R, Beograd: Biblioteka XX vek., 2009.
  2. The Handbook of Sociolinguistics, , Coulmas, F. (ed.), Oxford: Blackwell Publishing., 2007.
  3. Hrvatski s naglaskom: standard i jezični varijeteti, , Mićanović, K, Zagreb: Disput., 2008.
  4. Govor nacije: jezik, nacija, Hrvati, , Škiljan, D, Zagreb: Golden marketing., 2002.
  5. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, , Wardhaugh, R, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell., 2010.
2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Croatian Language and Literature (Cultural Studies)
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Croatian Language and Literature (Teacher Education)
Consultations schedule: