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120228 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Applied Linguistics / Linguistics Seminar (2018W)

English in Europe: Emergent Themes and Issues

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Seminar title:
English in Europe: Emergent Themes and Issues

Please note that the semester schedule for this course includes a seminar conference to be held with Prof. Ritt’s seminar, on Friday January 11th (ca 14:00-20:00) & Saturday January 12th (ca 9:00-15:00). In exchange for time spent at the seminar conference a number of regular seminar sessions will not be held.
Important: Attendance during the entire seminar conference is mandatory for course completion. Please ONLY register for this course if you can attend the entire seminar conference on January 11 & 12.

Freitag 05.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 19.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 09.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 16.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 30.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 07.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 14.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 11.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 18.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 25.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

English in Europe: Emergent Themes and Issues

English in Europe is not just, or primarily, ‚the language of the British and Irish’, and will be even less so in a post-Brexit EU. It pervades the private and professional lives of most European citizens: apart from what is often (and deprecatingly) referred to as ‘Euro-English’ spoken and written in Brussels corridors, there are daily interactions such as business meetings in Barcelona, academic conferences in Stockholm, Erasmus students’ pub conversations in Prague and encounters between asylum seekers and port authorities in Lampedusa, to mention just a few examples.

This very complex situation gives rise to a plethora of applied linguistics research questions, and it is obvious that only a small selection of these can be addressed in the course of one seminar. For this reason, themes and research questions will not be pre-determined before the beginning of the course but will be allowed to emerge in the first phase of the seminar, according to participants’ interests and backed up by relevant readings, to be developed into individual small-scale projects.

One issue that all projects will address is just how this ‘English’ can be conceptualized and characterized that serves these diverse functions, and how actual interactions via English, more often than not used as a lingua franca, exemplify and illustrate the specific issues that arise in these contexts.

The superordinate course objective is to gain expertise in the formulation and exploration of applied linguistics research questions that emerge due to the uses of English in today’s Europe.

Students will develop their understanding of phenomena relating to English as a lingua franca in Europe and theoretical approaches to studying these. They will become familiar with topics and findings of research in these areas and with ways of critically reflecting on these. By undertaking their own small-scale empirical projects, they will gain informed insights into the nature of these phenomena, use appropriate methods for investigating them, and evaluate the relevance their findings may have for their understanding of English in today's globalized world.

This seminar combines lecturer input, on- & offline assignments, reading-based pair and group work and discussions, and individual research work leading to student presentations and seminar papers. In the first phase of the seminar, we shall engage in some shared reading and discussion of key texts and get familiar with selected corpora. Participants will then be able to design their own projects, and will discuss their ideas and findings both during the weekly sessions as well as at the seminar conference on January 11-12 (see above).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of classroom participation, project proposal (conceptual, bibliographical and methodological), oral presentation at the seminar conference, written term paper.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements:
a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences)
b) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
c) handing in the seminar paper (on time)
d) attaining 60 of the maximum 100 points.

Course evaluation will be based on :
* class participation and assignments, incl. research proposal (max. 25 points)
* oral presentation (max. 15 points)
* seminar paper (max. 60 points)

Final grades & points achieved: ‘1’: 90-100; ‘2’: 80-89; ‘3’: 70-79; ‘4’: 60-69; ‘5’: 0-59

Prüfungsstoff

See 'minimum requirements'.

Literatur

will be provided in class and on Moodle

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA812 (2); UF 344
Code/Modul: MA 4; MA 5; UF 4.2.3-222
Lehrinhalt: 12-0400

Letzte Änderung: Do 07.02.2019 09:47