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122210 VO Communication, Code and Culture (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture course we will discuss how language is a CODE which is influenced by general COGNITION and which helps us to COMMUNICATE our intentions, thoughts and feelings in our respective CULTURE. We will revisit the basic question what it means to know a language. We will also discuss how language is a complex adaptive system which is shaped and changed by its functions and by the society that uses it. We will also zoom in on certain characteristics of linguistic structures and how these are influenced by general cognitive abilities. In order to talk about these topics on an advanced MA level, we will read some seminal classic texts written by some famous linguists who "changed the game" (e.g. Saussure, Bloomfield, Greenberg, Chomsky, Sapir, Halliday, Grice, Lakoff, Labov, Pinker, Tomasello, ...) and examine how these texts have influenced linguists for decades.

Assessment and permitted materials

written final exam paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants will be expected to demonstrate a sufficient degree of familarity with the topics discussed in the lecture by passing the final test.
Minimum for pass grade: 60%
1: 90-100%
2: 80-89%
3: 70-79%
4: 60-69%
5: 0-59%

Examination topics

Lecture, student participation in sessions and independent study between sessions (readings).

Reading list

Readings will be provided for the different sections of the course (via moodle).

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 812 (1); MA 812 (2); MA 844; UF MA 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-221, MA M01; UF MA 1A, 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0113

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:09