An exploration of the way language shapes and is shaped by culture. Investigates different aspects of languages structure which exhibit cultural variation, patterns of cognition and language acquisition, and the socio-linguistic dimensions of cultural variation. Highlights dialect variation, Ebonics, bilingualism, and considers them in light of concepts such as speech communities, language ideology, and performativity. Class Notes: Some seats in this class are reserved for students who need this course for major/minor requirements. On Dec 2 at 12:01 AM open seats are available to all students, eligible wait listed students will have priority. Enrollment Requirements: Enrollment restricted to students with Junior or Senior standing. Requirement Designation: DD - UDGE Social Science.