PRLS 7140X Schools and Language Communities
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PR&LS 740.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Focuses on selected language communities in the United States urban environment. Urban areas as multicultural/multilingual microcosms. Importance of language variety. Development of new curricular models designed to address the needs of students from diverse ethnolinguistic backgrounds. Theories, writings, and research studies in linguistics and sociolinguistics. Community-based influence on language expectation and attitudes. Intergenerational language shifts. Awareness of community and home language use as necessary toward the transformation of the school setting.
Prerequisite: at least 3 graduate credits in education, the social sciences, or the humanities or permission of the chairperson.