• Course Outcomes (COs)

CO-1.   Students will learn the complex nature of relationship between society and language as well as that between literary and ordinary language.
CO-2.   Students will understand the nature scope of sociolinguistics and stylistics.
CO-3.   Students will be able to interpret, analyse and evaluate different registers of written and spoken English and to compose an analytical composition based on it.
CO-4.   Students will be able to analyse and categorise different types of deviation and devices of foregrounding.
CO-5. Students will be able to analyse an unseen poem stylistically and to compose an analytical composition based on it.

  • Syllabus:

          Unit 1: Sociolinguistics: Language and society, Speech community, Varieties languages, dialect, register, style;                                                                    Language contact, pidgin, creole, diglossia, code mixing, code switching and borrowing

          Unit 2: Register Analysis

(Note: The course is equally shared with Dr. A. M. Sarwade. He dealt with the remaining two units of the Course: Unit 3: Stylistics and Unit 4: Stylistic analysis of poetry)

  • Reference Books:

  1. Peter, Trudgil. Sociolinguistics: An introduction to Language. Penguin Books (S U Lib)
  2. Mohsen, Ghadessy. Register Analysis: Theory and Practice. Amazon .com (Net)
  3. Hudson, R. A. Sociolinguistics. C U P.
  4. Biber, Duglas. Register, Genre and Style. C U P (Net)