Sociolinguistics Reading Group
Reading: Bakhtin, M. M. 1981. The Dialogic Imagination. Translated by C. Emerson and M. Holquist. Austin: University of Texas Press. Second two essays: "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel" & "Discourse in the Novel".
The Sociolinguistics Reading Group is open to anyone at the university who is interested in variationist sociolinguistics. We meet for an hour every week or so to discuss recent and/or important articles in sociolinguistics. Everyone from Honours-level undergraduates to Staff are welcome, although it is expected that all group members will have already completed at least "Introduction to Sociolinguistics," or its equivalent, so that the discussion can remain most useful for the core members of the group (current PhD students).