This course aims to provide opportunity for students to explore different aspects of the relationship between language and society. Specific topics will include language and social variations, regional and social dialectology, pidgins and creoles, code choice, speech community, language change, language and culture, language and gender and related disciplines. The input will familiarise students with the basic concepts and methods of sociolinguistics, ranging from wider macro social phenomena to micro level analysis of face-to-face interaction. Group discussion and study projects will enable students to apply the theoretical knowledge they gain in lessons into the directed research assigned based on selected theme.