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ENGL 466. American English

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: Spoken American English, its historical development, contemporary social, ethnic, gendered, and regional varieties, and the implications of language variation for education.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use linguistic terms and concepts appropriately in discussions and writing about dialectal variation in contemporary spoken American English.
2. Identify, compare, and analyze linguistic features of social, ethnic, regional and gender-based varieties of contemporary spoken American English
3. Evaluate ways that language variation is influenced by migration and settlement patterns, social and ethnic isolation and contact, contact with languages other than English, etc.
4. Assess notions of language +correctness+ from the perspective of the social, regional, and ethnic diversity of contemporary American society.

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