I’m sitting in the computer labs at school. Cause I went to class. Today was SocioLinguistics… what’d we do… drew pictures of the prof on my phone and showed them to Tracy. Charles Boberg, he’s really awesome. Tracy has a definite crush on him.
History of Linguistics
Historical Linguistics (Boring)
Structuralism (started by Saussure, assumes that language has a structure, a BORING structure)
Generative Linguistics, which is mainly syntax (Omigod-make-me-want-to-give Chomsky-a-wedgie-boring)
SocioLinguistics (Less boring)
What we’re studying is SocioLinguistics, which is how Language is related to culture and society. It answers questions like “Why does indi say fuck all the time?” Because I use the vernacular in order to express solidarity with the lower classes. Oh I see. It’s pretty cool stuff, I think I’ll email my notes here.