Language, Culture and Society

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Language, Culture and Society

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Intercultural Communications, Linguistics, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject gives a brief introduction to the structure of human language and how it can be described and analysed. Speech sounds, word structure, sentence structure and the organisation of meaning will be the focuses of this subject. We then move on to consider links between language, culture and thought, and to explore the relationship between language and society with a focus on sociolinguistic variation and change.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.