تتضمن المحاضرات في الادب المقارن والعالمي استهداف طلبة التدرج وما بعد التدرج في الدراسات الأدبية

Teacher Responsible of the Module         Ms. BELAHCEN Abbassia

Grade-   MAA

Faculty of Letters, Languages and Arts.

 Department of English.

University of  Djillali Liabes

 Sidi Bel Abbes

Algeria

Email:       abbassia.belahcen@univ-sba.dz

 

Aim of the Course 

The present program is meant to 3rd year LMD system. It was adapted to suit best students’ needs, their level of proficiency in general and to equip them with the necessary information in the sociolinguistics’ theory. To pave them the way to develop their awareness about the notion of linguistic situation and the possible linguistic phenomena that are embodied within this social matrix.

Remark

First of all, I’d like to bring to our readers’ knowledge that the present program was, first, taught by our professors in Es-senia university- Oran, to undergraduate level. Besides, some linguistic issues were studied and investigated in a genre of projects of Magister, namely , by Professors such as Prof. Gella and Prof. FAN Bouhadiba who was responsible of our Magister (1998) in General Linguistics entitled “DLLMA”. 

Because of its richness, usefulness and importance I will follow this program, modifying it to some extent to bring actual, synchronic details to distinct subject matters in sociolinguistics: from theory to practice. Crucially, Algeria will be our field of study where a variety of linguistic phenomena are embodied to constitute a fascinating field of study.

 

 

1.     Introduction to Sociolinguistics

1.1  What is Sociolinguistics

1.2  Micro- and Macro-Sociolinguistics

2.     Sociolinguistics and Other Disciplines

3.     Types of  Language Varieties

( Language, social dialect, regional dialects, accent, isogloss, register, idiolect )

4.     Received pronunciation/ RP

5.     Language: Its Criteria

(Mutual intelligibility, historicity, standardization, autonomy)

6.     Diglossia

-         Marçais’ definition

-         Ferguson’s definition

-          Fishman reformulation

-         Further Readings

7.     Bilingualism

-Definition ( Weinreich 1953, Haugen 1954, Mackey 1962, Widdowson 1978)

- Types of  Bilingualism: Active Vs. passive

-Bilingualism in Algeria

- Other Types of Bilingualism

Related Phenomena: code switching, code mixing, interference, loan words and borrowing

8.     Speech Community

9.     Creole and Pidgins

10.           Language Variation

11.           Accommodation

12.           Formal and Functional Typologies

13.           Language Policy and planning