|Title:||Re: Sociolinguistics: Projects in Large Classes?|
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
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!
Anthropology & American Studies
University of Virginia
Discipline of Linguistics