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122225 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper (2016S)

Conformity and Creativity: Learner English and English as a Lingua Franca

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

About the schedule:
This course starts with a double session on Friday March 4th, 10.00-13.00 (not 14.00). Some of the regular Friday sessions during the semester (for instance, those after the two Thursday holidays, and June 24th) will not be held to make up for time we all spend together at the seminar conference on June 3rd (14.00-20.00) & 4th (8.00-14.00).
NB: Please only register for this seminar if you can be sure to be present for the whole of the seminar conference!

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

About the schedule:
This course starts with a double session on Friday March 4th, 10.00-13.00 (not 14.00). Some of the regular Friday sessions during the semester (for instance, those after the two Thursday holidays, and June 24th) will not be held to make up for time we all spend together at the seminar conference on June 3rd (14.00-20.00) & 4th (8.00-14.00).
NB: Please only register for this seminar if you can be sure to be present for the whole of the seminar conference!

Freitag 04.03. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 18.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 08.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 15.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 22.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 29.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 06.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 13.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 20.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 27.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 03.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 03.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Freitag 03.06. 15:30 - 20:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Freitag 03.06. 16:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Samstag 04.06. 08:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Freitag 10.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 17.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Freitag 24.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

There is usually a distinction made between the language that learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) produce in pedagogical contexts and that of users of English employing English as a lingua franca (ELF) as a means of communication with speakers of other languages in naturally-occurring contexts for purposes such as work, study or leisure.
In this seminar, we will explore the similarities and differences between these two 'kinds of English' as they occur in speaking and writing. Learning and using English can be thought of as aspects of the same process of exploiting the meaning-making potential inherent in the language. It would thus not be surprising to find that ELF usage bears a resemblance to learner language. We will investigate the degrees of conformity to Standard English in learner English and ELF interactions and the extent in which learners and users exploit the resources of the language in creative ways. We shall make use of various computer corpora and consider what kinds of processes these corpora allow us to investigate, and how they prompt us to reflect on the differences of orientation towards the data and the purposes we want these corpora to serve. We will also discuss potential implications of findings that emerge from research into learner English and ELF for the teaching of English and for teacher education.

Students will develop an understanding of the phenomena of learner language and English as a lingua franca and theoretical approaches to studying these. They will be familiarized 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 the learning and use of English in today's globalized world.

This seminar combines lecturer input, on- & offline assignments, reading-based 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. This seminar conference will be held on Friday, June 3rd (14.00-20.00) & Saturday, June 4th (8.00-14.00) concurrently with that of other seminars. In exchange for time spent at the seminar conference a number of regular seminar sessions in May and June will not be held.
Please note: attendance during the entire seminar conference is mandatory for course completion.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students are assessed on the basis of assignments, participation, project proposal, presentation (at the seminar conference) and written seminar paper. Project proposal, presentation and seminar paper are based on the small-scale research project each student will select and work on during the semester.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Course evaluation is based on:
*) class participation, assignments and project proposal (max. 15 points)
*) oral presentation with discussion (max. 20 points)
*) seminar paper (max. 65 points)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences) and full attendance of seminar conference
(b) handing in project proposal (on time)
(c) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
(d) handing in the seminar paper (on time)
(e) attaining 60 of the maximum of 100 points.

The pass rate is > 60%.

Prüfungsstoff

(see 'Mindestanforderungen')

Literatur

will be provided in class and on Moodle

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-2222

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50