What Is Sociolinguistics?
Lecture no. 3 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You
Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Grasp the differences between theoretical linguistics, which studies the underlying mental system of language, and sociolinguistics, which studies how that system is used by speakers. Learn how we use linguistic resources to categorize people into groups, interpret events, and form “speech communities” that locate and define us socially.