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Language and Society

Students who opt for the language and society area of emphasis within the program may pursue advanced coursework and specialized research in various areas of sociolinguistic inquiry.

 

People specializing in this area

Department Faculty

Robert Bayley

Sociolinguistics: Language variation and language socialization

Vaidehi Ramanathan

Sociopolitical aspects of language learning and teaching; language policy; language and health, language and bodies 

Graduate Group Faculty

Moradewun A. Adejunmobi

Multilingualism, translation, and intercultural communication in postcolonial societies

Robert Bayley

Sociolinguistics: Language variation and language socialization

M. Cecilia Colombi

Sociolinguistics; Spanish in the United States

Flagg Miller

Language ideology and linguistic and cultural anthropology, particularly with respect to Muslim religion and society 

Vaidehi Ramanathan

Sociopolitical aspects of language learning and teaching; language policy; language and health, language and bodies 

Janet S. Shibamoto-Smith

Language and gender; linguistic ideology and speaking practice

Lenora A. Timm

Language, gender, and culture; language policy and minority languges

Karen Watson-Gegeo

Language development and socialization; linguistic anthropology; literacy and language policy 

Emeriti Faculty

Lenora A. Timm

Language, gender, and culture; language policy and minority languges