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140360 SE VM1 - VM4 - Language Policy and Policy on Language (2015S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 10.03. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 24.03. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 21.04. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 05.05. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 19.05. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 02.06. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 16.06. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Dienstag 30.06. 15:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Language is so ubiquitous that we tend to consider it as given. However, language planning and language policy have always played a central role in development strategies and development imaginaries.

Especially in countries which emerged from colonies, language planning was and is a highly contested issue. Should the newly independent nation use a native language spoken within its borders as its official language? Should education in the language of the former colonial power be continued for the sake of international integration?

Many central questions of language planning, though, are not confined to countries and societies in the South. Worldwide and historically, mono-lingualism has always been the exception rather than the rule. What if there are many languages spoken inside a community/society/country? How can linguistic pluralism be organised? What is it good for? What does it cost?
How is linguistic competence / language choice connected to inequality? And what can language planning contribute to overcome inequality?

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Presentation in class and term paper

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The aim of the seminar is to look at key questions of language planning and language policy through the lens of development studies and political science. We will draw on examples from Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore where language policy played a crucial role for independence movements and for organising a post-colonial plural society - oftentimes as part of authoritarian policies. Further, we will take examples from Africa and Latin America and discuss the concept of indigenous language rights and language policy in various pluri-national states.

Prüfungsstoff

Discussion of readings, presentations in class, group discussions

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM1, VM4

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:35