Universität Wien FIND

120118 SE Linguistics Seminar: Beyond Words (2008S)

Capturing the Reality of Spoken Discourse

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Anrechenbar für den alten Studienplan gem. ÄquivalenzVO. Für Ling. Schwerpunktmodul im Diplomstudium gem. den Bestimmungen des UniStG-Studienplans anrechenbar. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 09.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 16.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 23.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 30.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 07.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 14.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 21.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 28.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 04.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 11.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 18.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 25.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: In this seminar, we will have a close look at spoken discourse in English, how it is carried out, how meaning is negotiated among speakers, and how complex the task is of capturing what goes on. We will investigate theoretical and practical issues of data collection, corpus compilation (e.g. selection, transcription) and linguistic description, and conduct a critical enquiry into what inevitably gets lost and what gets added when data are made amenable to analysis. We will work with examples that participants choose themselves, e.g. comparisons of interpretations of scenes from play-and filmscripts, transcriptions of actual interactions, etc. and analyse the processes of trying to "transcribe the untranscribable".
Assessment: Participants will be assessed on the basis of oral presentations, active participation in discussions and written research papers. All presentations will take place during a seminar conference on Friday May 30th afternoon, and all day Saturday May 31st, concurrently with Prof. Ritt's seminar. Full participation in the conference is mandatory, so please bear this in mind when registering for the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective of this course is to familiarize participants with both the relevant theoretical background and appropriate procedures and techniques for conducting empirical research into spoken discourse in English, and to raise awareness of the both the potential and the limits of this research activity.

Examination topics

In an introductory phase, the agenda of the seminar will be presented and discussed, and participants will develop their research questions. Participants will be given guidance in choosing a type of interaction they are interested in and to gather their own data for description and discussion. The core of the course will be participants' own small-scale empirical projects focusing on the analysis of spoken interactions of their own choosing. The final part of the seminar will be dedicated to the production of written research papers, which will be due in the first week of July.

Reading list

A short reading list will be made available to registered participants to help preparation for the first few sessions in the summer term.

Association in the course directory

222, 821, 228, 238, 722, K 511, K 512, K531, K532

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50