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Tue Oct 04 2011

Disc: Re: Sociolinguistics: Projects in Large Classes?

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Message 1: Re: Sociolinguistics: Projects in Large Classes?
Date: 28-Sep-2011
From: Ashley Williams <amw9zvirginia.edu>
Subject: Re: Sociolinguistics: Projects in Large Classes?
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Hello all,

I will be teaching a large introduction to sociolinguistics class next semester
(120 students, majors & nonmajors), and I am curious if anyone has had
much success in having students do group sociolinguistics projects in larger
classes: something based on the readings for the course? Surveys?
Interviews? Transcription & analysis? Ethnographic observations? I'm
interested in getting my students to do hands-on 'real' sociolinguistics, but
obviously it can be a struggle (both logistically, & grading-wise) with 120
students.

Any suggestions, success stories, guidelines or ''definitely-do-not-do-this''
warnings are welcome.

I'm more than happy to post a summary.

Thanks for your input!
Ashley Williams
Anthropology & American Studies
University of Virginia


Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics





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