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122223 SE Linguistics Seminar = Seminar 1/2 MA (Applied Linguistics & TEFL) (2011W)

Language in society: fashioning linguistic identities

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

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Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 06.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 13.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 20.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 27.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 03.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 10.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 17.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 24.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 01.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 15.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 12.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 19.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 26.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The seminar relies on the assumption that we live in a culture of performers even those of us who have never set a foot on a stage. We perform gender, ethnicity, race, and personality, both playing up and playing against the assumptions that others make about our identities. Language is one of the most powerful ways in which identities are encoded, reflected or reinforced. To explore that, we will study samples of highly self-conscious performances of speech and writing that illustrate how social identity among individuals and speech communities is created and communicated. Taking the perspective of the individual on language, we will examine the individual’s voice in language, including current work on gendered identities, class, profession, and personal identity. The central question that will guide us will be the exploration of the role of the individual in language and linguistic theory, e.g., their understanding how linguistic forms and social meaning are evoked and forged in performance. The second main goal of the seminar is to explore how one set of linguistic forms is propagated and becomes established as dialect, language, standard language, national/international language and how individuals’ options or identities may be limited or nonexistent due to variables. Taking English as a case study, we will explore the ways in which English varies across social/ethnic groups and the ways in which English is used to create, maintain, and challenge social attitudes and relationships. In doing so, we will consider the role of education, language teachers and schools. Students will read relevant case studies to become familiar with research methods in sociolinguistics (e.g., ethnography, discourse analysis) and to help them carry out their own research projects.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participants will be asked to complete the following: read all assigned readings on a weekly basis, serve as discussion leaders, write an annotated bibliography and a research paper of around 7-8,000 words. Students will be assessed on the basis of their written research papers, class discussions and oral presentations. Student presentations will take place during a seminar conference on Friday 9 Dec (from 4 pm) and Saturday 10 Dec (morning, early afternoon). Attendance is mandatory.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

To acquaint students as broadly as possible with the major figures in sociolinguistics and to stimulate discussion and research on the social contexts of language use as well as on the implications of an understanding of language function(s) for linguistic theory, language acquisition, and teaching a second/foreign language.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Students will read a wide-ranging sampling of articles and books in the field of sociolinguistics and explore topics in two major areas: a) interactional linguistics and identity, and b) linguistic dimensions of society.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, ME 812;
Code/Modul: Diplom 222, 226/228, 236/238, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.3-222, M05
Lehrinhalt: 12-0259

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33