The course Linguistic Sociolinguistics is intended for students whose specialty is English Language.
Sociolinguists is the study of the relationship between language and society. They are interested in explaining why we speak differently in different social contexts, and they are concerned with identifying the social functions of language and the ways it is used to convey social meaning. Examining the way people use language in different social contexts provides a wealth of information about the way language works, as well as about the social relationships in a community, and the way people convey and construct aspects of their social identity through their language.
Sociolinguistics is concerned with the relationship between language and the context in which it is used.