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122223 SE Linguistics Seminar = Seminar 1/2 MA (Applied Linguistics & TEFL) (2012W)

Understanding English as a Lingua Franca

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

Some of the regular Friday sessions in the second half of the semester will not take place to give you time to write up your reports after the seminar conference on Nov 30th and Dec. 1st (see below under 'Methods'. NB: Please only register for this seminar if you can be sure to be present for the whole of the seminar conference!

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 19.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 09.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 16.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 30.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 30.11. 16:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Samstag 01.12. 09:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 07.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 14.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 11.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 18.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 25.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this seminar, we will investigate the phenomenon of English as a (global) lingua franca (ELF) from various perspectives and consider how ELF is different from the other language(s), including English(es), that participants are familiar with.

As both consequence and driving force of globalization, English at present functions as the predominant international lingua franca. This use of English as the first truly global means of communication has led to the realization that conventional attitudes to English and approaches to its study need to be critically examined. This state of affairs has resulted in a fast-growing field of research that is concerned both with the sociolinguistic significance of ELF as a naturally adaptive linguistic development and with its theoretical and applied linguistic implications, the latter particularly in the areas of language teaching and language policy.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of participation in discussions throughout the course, a short project outline, a bibliography, the oral presentation of their research project during the conference as well as a written seminar paper in which they report on their projects.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The objective of this course is, as the title indicates, to achieve an understanding of ELF by investigating the forms and functions of ELF, both conceptually and empirically. Participants will become (more) aware of the sociolinguistic reality of, and the theoretical background to, the study of English as it has developed as a global lingua franca. Students will also learn to analyze the forms that ELF takes when used for various purposes in intercultural communication, and to appreciate the functional motivation of these forms. We shall also devote some time to reflection on the practical implications (e.g. for language teaching) of research in this area.

Prüfungsstoff

In the first phase of the seminar, we shall engage in a shared reading of the book Understanding English as a Lingua Franca (Seidlhofer 2011), basically following its chapters: What is this thing called English? The assumption of native-speaker authority. Standard English ideology. Reconceptualizing ‘English’. Variety and variation: state and process. Designing English as an international language. ELF and English Language Teaching.
In this process, participants will gradually develop their own research questions. Participants will be offered an introduction to VOICE Online, the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (http://www.univie.ac.at/voice/) and to ways of conducting research with the help of this resource. Students will then be able to conduct their own investigations, and will discuss their ideas and findings both during the weekly sessions as well as at the seminar conference. This seminar conference will be held on Friday, November 30th (afternoon), and on Saturday December 1st (morning to mid-afternoon), concurrently with at least one other seminar's conference. In exchange for time spent at the seminar conference a number of regular seminar sessions, esp. towards the end of term, will not be held.

Literatur

Seidlhofer, Barbara (2011). Understanding Engish as a Lingua Franca. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (also available at the Anglistik library and Lehrbuchsammlung) and literature referred to there.

Further readings may be made availalble as the occasion arises.

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: 12-0146

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50