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UGRD > SPAN > 200G

Boston Speaks

What languages do Bostonians speak? How do they work? What do our languages tell us about ourselves? This course investigates the underlying structure of Boston languages and how our perception of them-in terms of status, legitimacy, and complexity-are shaped by power relationships and human psychology. The course is taught in English. Capabilities addressed: Critical reading, critical thinking, clear writing, collaborative learning.

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