Universität Wien FIND

122221 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper (2019W)

Intercultural Communication

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

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Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 15.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 05.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 12.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 19.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 26.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 03.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 10.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 07.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 14.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 21.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 28.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar concerns problems arising in communication between members of different linguistic-cultural communities. The suggested paper topics and discussion in class will address the following issues:
* the latest approaches to the relation between language and thought, i.e. linguistic relativity;
* selected theoretical issues: Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, the plausibility of postulating semantic/pragmatic/cultural universals; Natural Semantic Metalanguage;
* cross-cultural semantics (culture-specific concepts, cultural scripts)
* cross-cultural (socio-)pragmatics (different cultural values reflected in speech acts across European and non-Indo European languages, the alleged universality of notions like (in)directness, intimacy, (in)formality;
* ethno-psychology: emotions and moral concepts across languages and cultures

Assessment and permitted materials

-continous assessment
-oral presentation
-research paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The analysis of problems in intercultural communication as presented in student papers (oral and written versions) and ensuing class discussions.

Examination topics

Mini-lectures, reading, interactive discussion, group work, presentations, individual research papers

Reading list

Course bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course and/or available online

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-2222

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