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122047 PS Proseminar Linguistics 2 (2014S)

Meme and metaphor

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 20.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 27.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 03.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 10.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 08.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 15.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 22.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 05.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 12.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 26.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This proseminar 2 offers a closer look at the interplay of two linguistic theories: evolutionary linguistics and conceptual metaphor theory. An attempt will be made to investigate their interaction with the help of quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis of linguistic data. We will answer the following questions: (1) what is conceptual metaphor? (2) how is it expressed in language? (3) how can conceptual metaphor be investigated from an evolutionary perspective? Students will be offered a hands on experience in several tasks on metaphor identification procedures, text analysis and corpus research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of in-class participation, oral presentation, and a short paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of this seminar is to present an evolutionary approach to metaphor and to give students hands-on experience in analysing metaphors.

Examination topics

Reading, class discussions, solving in-class tasks, oral presentation, short (2500-3000 word) paper

Reading list

Dawkins, Richard. 2006. The selfish gene. Oxford: OUP.

Dennett, Daniel C. 1998. 'Memes: Myths, misunderstandigs and misgivings'. Draft for Chapel Hill, October 1998. http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/papers/mememyth.fin.htm

Kövecses, Zoltán. 2002. Metaphor. A practical introduction. Oxford: OUP.

Ritt, Nikolaus. 1995. 'Language change as evolution: looking for linguistic *genes*' Vienna English Working Papers 4(1), 43-56.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612;
Code/Modul: BA06.1, BA09.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-2043

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