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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD

(Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics)

Dear Student,

We welcome you to Diploma in TEFL course Sociolinguistics, Code: 5656. Sociolinguistics is the study of language and society.

You have to submit two assignments for this course. The first assignment is theory base; whereas, the second assignment is a research based project.

NOTE: Remember that it is compulsory to attend at least 7 classes out of the total 10 classes. Similarly, you are required to pass both components: the written report as well as presentation of the second assignment. Failing to attend the required number of classes and pass/complete either of the components of the 2nd assignments you will be declared fail even if you have passed the final written examination.

Your study package for course 5656 includes:

1.������������� Textbook: 5656

2.������������� Two assignments

3.������������� Six assignment forms.

(Note: Schedule for tutorials and assignments will be sent by the Regional office concerned.)

In case any item is missing please contact:

The Mailing Section

Allama Iqbal Open University

Sector H-8, Islamabad

Best of luck,

Course Coordinator


ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD

(Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics)

WARNING

    PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE.SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN “AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

Course: Sociolinguistics (5656)������������� Semester: Spring 2019

Level: Diploma TEFL������������� Total Marks: 100

������������� ������������� Pass Marks: 40

ASSIGNMENT No. 1

Q.1������������� The study of language and society bears influence over learning and teaching. Discuss in detail.������������� (10)

Q.2������������� Write short notes on the given topics. The notes must include relevant examples.
(5 marks for each topic)������������� (20)

������������� i.������������� Distinguish between linguistic and non-linguistic communication.

������������� ii.������������� Distinguish between cohesion and coherence.

������������� iii.������������� Distinguish between dialect and accent.

������������� iv.������������� Distinguish between world languages and regional languages.

Q.3������������� Discuss the phenomenon of code switching. What social function does is serve in the Pakistani context and how is it being practiced by the Pakistani community.������������� (20)

Q.4������������� Theorists assert that language impacts our world view. Do you agree? Provide examples to back your claim.������������� (10)

Q.5������������� What is a language policy document and why is it important for a country such as Pakistan?������������� (10)

Q.6������������� What are the social factors governing language variation and does it lead to growth of a language?������������� (10)

Q.7������������� Define the following terms. (5 marks for each topic).������������� (20)

������������� i.������������� Bilingualism

������������� ii.������������� Register

������������� iii.������������� Language community

������������� iv.������������� Communicative competence


ASSIGNMENT No. 2

Assignment No 2 is based on research-oriented activity. You are required to carry out the research and prepare a brief report on your findings in any one of the areas given below. You will submit the report to the tutor within the scheduled period, present the same in the course/assignment presentation workshop (the schedule of the course/assignment presentation workshop will be intimated by the tutor concerned or the Regional Office). The compulsory presentation carries 100 marks; 40 marks for the written report assignment and 60 for the presentation.

Select any one of the following topics for research.

1.������������� Investigate the phenomenon of code-switching in Pakistani classrooms. Select a language class at Matric level and record the interaction between the teacher and students. Identify how code-switching is being practiced at both lexical and sentential level by providing frequency tables. Finally, provide an analysis along with findings, result and conclusion.

2.������������� Identify language variation in male and female in the Pakistani social context. Select at least 5 males and 5 females and record their interaction with their family members on a similar topic. The researcher can be a part of that conversation and keep it focused. This will allow you to note the type of language used by both genders e.g. nouns, adjectives, questions, apologies, complaints etc. Analyze the data qualitatively and write a discussion to explain the findings.

Note: Please take help from libraries, internet and books while writing your project report.

AIOU-AS-387(19)12-2-2019-Quantity

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