English in Appalachia

Course time: 
Thursday 1:30-5:20 PM
JSB 203

This course explores the sociolinguistic variation found in Appalachia in order to better understand the social meanings Appalachians create in the 21st century. Students will study English in Appalachia, including its history, sociolinguistic status, and current variations. Questions of identity and education will play an important role in this sociolinguistic course.