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122225 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper (2014S)

Issues in intercultural communication (course a)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 18.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 08.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 29.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 06.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 13.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 20.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 27.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 03.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 17.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 24.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course focuses on problems arising in communication between members of different linguistic-cultural communities. It covers the latest approaches to the relation between language and thought, i.e. linguistic relativity. Some theoretical issues to be discussed at the beginning of the course include the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, the scope of linguistic relativity, the plausibility of postulating semantic/pragmatic/cultural universals, etc. The more detailed issues addressed later are as follows:
a) cross-cultural pragmatics: cultural values reflected in speech actsused in different languages, different cultural values of such allegedly universal notions as (in)directness, intimacy, informality, etc.
b) cross-cultural semantics: culture-specific concepts, cultural scripts
c) ethno-psychology: emotions and moral concepts across cultures
d) male-female discourse as an instance of inter-cultural communication

Assessment and permitted materials

Class participation, oral paper presentation, a final written essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of the course is to demonstrate how the methodological issues mentioned above can be instantiated in various linguistic-cultural communities.

Examination topics

Oral presentations of assigned topics (followed by a discussion in class) and a written version of the paper.

Reading list

A course reader will be provided.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33