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Class at Faculty of Arts |


Principle thematic areas:

1. Sociolinguistics and sociophonetics

2. Language variation and change

3. Acquisition and analysis of sociolinguistic data

4. Relationship between social and speech variables

5. Perception of socially conditioned variability


The course is dedicated to socially conditioned variability in speech, from the perspective of both the production and perception of speech. The phonetic realization of the sound patterns of a given language changes with a wide range of factors like the speaker’s sex/gender, socioeconomic status or ethnicity, reflecting the construction of one’s identity. The seminars are dedicated to auditory and acoustic analyses of selected speech samples.

The course is taught in English.

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