COLL-E 104 12239 Indiana Dialects (Janda) (S&H) (3 cr.)

11:15 AM 12:05 AM MW

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Language differences are inevitable in a society composed of numerous social and ethnic groups. These differences in language serve as one of the most obvious indicators of social and regional variations. Consequently, they affect the impressions we have of those we meet around us every day. In this course students will consider what it means to talk about dialects in general and Indiana dialects in particular. One focus throughout the course will be the speech of young adults in Indiana: how it might be investigated, how it differs from that identified in other studies, whether current dialect differences match former dialect boundaries.