Ahmad Faisal Bahri 2211417015 Research in Linguistics (Preparing research proposals) Topic: The Sociolinguistic Improve Communication Skill of Students of English Department UNNES. Background: Language has a lot of functions to the people in daily life. According to Srijono (2001:7) “people use language for different purposes. They use language for communication, persuasion, information, introduction, negotiation, and for socialization”. For the communication, language can share anything to each other. Language here has a function as medium. Because of the variety of human’s life and culture itself, the variety of language exists accordingly. The correlation between language and society is learned in sociolinguistics. Wardhaugh (2000: 12) states that sociolinguistics concerns with investigating the relationship between language and society with the goal of being a better understanding of the structure of language and how language functions in communication. From the definition above, it can be inferred that language and society is so closely related. Sociolinguistics is a term including the aspects of linguistics applied toward the connection between language and society, and the way people use it in different social situations. It ranges from the study of the wide variety of 2 dialects across a given region down to –the analysis between the student and teacher speak to one another. Problem: How do sociolinguistics improve communication skill of student of English Department UNNES? Objectives: The objective study is to explain the aspects of improving communication skill by sociolinguistic study. Significance: By understanding sociolinguistics improving student’s communication skills, students can be interested in learning linguistics. References: Abbad. Aziza. (1988). An Analysis of Communicative Competence Features in English Language Texts in Yemen Arab Republic. PhD Dissertation. University of Illinois at trbana-Champaign. Abdul Haq. F. (1982). An Analysis of Syntactic Errors in the Composition of Jordanian Secondary Students. Unpublished MA Thesis. Jordan. Yannouk University. Syntactic Errors in the Composition of Jordanian Secondary Students. Unpublished MA Thesis. Jordan. Yannouk University. Bialystok. E. (1983). 'Some factors in the selection and implementation of communication strategies' In C. Faerch and G. Kasper (eds.), Strategies in Inter-language Communication. London: Longman. Bialystok E. (1990). Communication Strategies: A Psychological Analysis of Second Language Use. Oxford: Blackwell. /'" Brown. H. (1987). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching Prentice-Hall. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.