School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Talking Normal: Sociolinguistics and Modern LiteratureWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101832.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Christopher Eagle

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled course.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit studies the ways in which speech disorders like stuttering and mutism, along with other ‘non-standard’ forms of language (dialects, accents, slang, etc.) have been portrayed and oftentimes stigmatized in twentieth-century literary and visual culture. Students will engage with a range of genres and texts, all of which deal with the question of how we are defined based on the way we speak. Readings may include one or more national literatures such as American, British, European, and Australian literature.


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