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Course Overview

An examination of analytical methods used in the study of variation and change in language structure and use, with a focus on sign language variation. Practice in the exploratory analysis and interpretation of sociolinguistics and discourse data, and introduction to quantitative tools, including the Varbrul program.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Graduate
Prerequisites: All first year Linguistics MA courses plus LIN 741, or permission of instructor.

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate