The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ENGL 3371 Community Language Project

In this experiential learning course, students will participate in developing a sociolinguistic corpus of interviews with community members in the Rio Grande Valley. Students will be trained in sociolinguistic interview methods. This semesters activities may include some or all of the following: conducting interviews with members of the community, transcribing interviews (writing out what was said during an interview), and preparing documents for incorporation on the corpus website. Students will analyze the interviews to reflect on language in the Rio Grande Valley. May be repeated for additional credit as topic varies. A total of 6 credits can be earned.




6 hours of English.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Writing & Language Stu