Universität Wien

122251 AR MA+MEd Advanced Course in Linguistics - Focus: Applied (2023S)

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

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 07.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 14.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 21.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 28.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 18.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 25.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 02.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 09.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 16.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 23.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 06.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 13.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 20.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 27.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

We all know that English is more than a foreign language for most central Europeans. Apart from being taught at school, English is a go-to language for international travel, work and studies. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, English plays a central role in a lot of digital activities. In other words, English has become an integral part of central European life; a fact that is also reflected in recent sociolinguistic work on English in Europe, identifying it as a main second language, lingua franca, or set of Englishes characterised by different types of contact (e.g. Onysko 2016, Sherman 2018). When zooming in on individuals and their lives, though, the situation becomes more complex, diversified and maybe even chaotic: what is it that people actually do in English and what role(s) does the language play in their daily lives? Where do they encounter and use what kinds of English, for what purposes and to what extent? What relations, if any, are there between using English in different contexts and individual language proficiency? How do they evaluate English in relation to the other languages or varieties that form their linguistic identities? It is questions like these that we will deal with in this Advanced Course, which focuses on the dynamics of English in 21st-century multilingual lifeworlds.
After having operationalised the concept of lifeworld (originally ‘Lebenswelt’, E. Husserl 1936) for undertaking sociolinguistic research, we will approach the topic in three phases, approaching the individual in their lifeworld from a different angle each time, i.e. their linguistic repertoire, relevant linguistic landscapes, and their (reported) language use. Each of these phases will combine a literature-focused part based on selected readings and an empirical part, in which all participants will collect relevant information for their focal individuals. More precisely, each participant will identify and invite two or three individuals of a particular age group (e.g. 10-13 year olds; 30-50 year olds; retired people), whose multilingual lifeworlds will be explored and investigated for each of the three phases. By applying research methods introduced in the course, each student will analyse their own data, share their findings orally in class and write it up in the form of a short report. At the end of the course, students will compare the insights gained within each age group, resulting in their team reflections.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Course evaluation will be based on
 assignments (max. 5 points)
 data collection (max. 15 points)
 literature search (max. 18 points)
 3 oral presentations (max 12 points)
 3 research reports (max. 45 points)
 team reflection (max. 5 points)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements: [dropping out of course is possible till March 31]
a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences)
b) collecting 3 sets of data (on time)
c) giving at least 2 short presentations (on set dates)
d) submitting 3 research reports (by set dates)
e) attaining 60 of the maximum 100 points
Final grades & points achieved: ‘1’: 90-100; ‘2’: 80-89; ‘3’: 70-79; ‘4’: 60-69; ‘5’: 0-59

Prüfungsstoff

Presentations, research reports, engagement in discussion and group work, assignments

Literatur

Busch, Brigitta. 2021. The body image: taking an evaluative stance towards semiotic resources, International Journal of Multilingualism, 18:2, 190-205, DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2021.1898618
Holmes, Janet; Wilson, Nick. 2017. An introduction to sociolinguistics. London: Routledge, ch. 2.
Mooney, Annabelle; Evans, Betsy. 2019. Language, Society and Power: An introduction. London: Routledge, ch. 5.
Smit, Ute; Onysko, Alexander. 2023 (accepted). English in Austria. Encyclopedia of World Englishes.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 812 [2]; UF MA 046/507
Code/Modul: MA M04, MA M05, UF MA 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0260

Letzte Änderung: Fr 10.03.2023 19:28