Multilingualism in Society (SML2244)

15 credits

In this module you will be introduced to various aspects of multilingualism from a sociolinguistic perspective: bilingualism, diglossia, language maintenance and shift, language planning, language endangerment and death. In particular we will focus on regional minority languages and immigrant minority languages in Europe. Examples from the European context will be discussed and you will be expected to explore specific case studies and data according to your own programme of study and language interests/experiences.