English Dialects

Regional dialects of English in the United States and abroad. Dialect variation is studied on many linguistic levels, from word choice to the pronunciation of vowels to the construction of sentences. Topics include the fundamentals of dialectology, the historical development of regional dialects, mechanisms of language change, and social evaluation of dialects. Connections are made to techniques of quantitative data analysis, practical applications of dialectology, and the importance of dialect data for the development of (socio)linguistic theory.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Spring 2019

1
Camilo Andres Bonilla Carvajal
R: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 10WP 104
1
Laurel MacKenzie
MW: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 10WP 104

Fall 2019

1
Laurel MacKenzie
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 45W4 B06