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ENGLĀ 453. Social and Regional Varieties of English. 3 Credits.

Study of sociological factors as they relate to language (American English). Examines region, age, gender, ethnicity, self-identity, situation, profession, etc. and their relation to pronunciation, word choice, politeness, formality, turn-taking, etc. Students conduct original research. Prereq: ENGL 120. Recommended: ENGL 209. {Also offered for graduate credit - see ENGL 653.}.