Universität Wien FIND

140216 VO The Africa Diaspora in China: Topics in Sociocultural Linguistics and Beyond (2017S)

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 07.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 14.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 21.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 28.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 04.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 02.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 09.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 16.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 23.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 30.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 13.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 20.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Dienstag 27.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Content: The African diaspora in China has been studied from different perspectives, including the sociopolitical, the socioeconomic, and the sociocultural. This course begins with background analysis of the African presence in China, and then focuses on sociocultural linguistics, giving course participants the opportunity to explore, in a different geographical setting, key areas in linguistics, such as contact linguistics/contact grammars, linguistic communities, language and identity, language and communication, and the recent idea of ‘diaspora linguistics’ within which concepts like linguistic repertoires and heritage grammars are salient. The course goes beyond these sociocultural linguistic concepts to explore wider issues about African links to other parts of the world through the formation of diaspora communities (such as Africans in Vienna) and what implications this has for conceptualizing Africa-China studies as area studies within a global context.
Methods: lectures, student presentations, guest lectures, visits to African diaspora community settings.
Goals: To provide leaners with a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the African Diaspora in China; To give learners the opportunity to study some socio-cultural linguistic insights into African diasporas; To provide learners the opportunity to understand general insights about the experiences and the role of the African diaspora in Africa’s relations with the outside world.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Course assessment will be either (i) in form of a written exam on the last day of course or (ii) a term paper to be submitted on the last of the course or shortly thereafter.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Course book: Bodomo, A. 2012. Africans in China: A sociocultural study and its implications for Africa – China relations, Cambria Press, NY.

The course materials and other kinds of literature comprise books, journal papers, news articles, and websites on major discussions about Africa-China relations. A sample of these is listed as follows:
Bodomo, A. 2015. African soft power in China, in: African - East African Affairs. 2015, 2, p. 76 - 97.
Freeman, Carla. 2015. Handbook on China and Developing Countries. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Tiezzi, S. 2015. The New China-Africa Relations: 4 Trends to Watch. The Diplomat:
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/the-new-china-africa-relations-4-trends-to-watch/
Li, A. 2014. Similarities between Chinese culture and African culture—With reference to what China can learn from Africa. West Asia and Africa, 1, 49-63.
Bodomo, A. B. 2009. Africa-China relations: symmetry, soft power, and South Africa. The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2009), 169-178.
Strauss, Julia and Martha Saavedra. 2009. China and Africa: Emerging Patterns in Globalization and Development. China Quarterly.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

SAS/A, SAS/B
MA2-M1

Letzte Änderung: Mi 29.03.2017 10:11