Language is both a system of communication between individuals and a social phenomenon. The area of language and society – sociolinguistics – is intended to show how our use of language is governed by such factors as class, gender, race, etc. A subsection of this area is anthropological linguistics which is concerned with form and use of language in different cultures and to what extent the development of language has been influenced by cultural environment.
This course if offered Courtsey NPTEL and covers topics of NOC:Language and society The primary objective of this course is to examine relationship between language and society with respect to the nature of language.
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