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122251 AR Advanced Course in Linguistics (2020W)

World Englishes

5.00 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. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

It seems increasingly likely that the seminar will need to be held digitally - to be confirmed nearer the time.
Update 02 November 2020: for the time being, only digital!

Friday 09.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 16.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 23.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 30.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 06.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 13.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 20.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 27.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 04.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 11.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 18.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 08.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 15.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 22.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 29.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

'World Englishes' has emerged as a new paradigm in the description of English. But it is not without its controversies. With data for many national varieties now available through the International Corpus of English (cf. ttps://www.ice-corpora.uzh.ch/en.html), systematic comparison supposedly at a relatively standardised level has never been easier. But how far does corpus-based description across Englishes adequately account for the linguistic situation or the language repertoire of individuals in countries where English is an L2 or additional language? How far, in a world of now super-diversity, intense globalisation, widespread travel and tourism, and immediate online communication, are the language worlds of plurlingual individuals adequately accounted for simply on the basis of descriptive comparison? New textbooks, by Lange & Leuckert (2020) and Edgar Schneider (2nd edn. 2020), will introduce us to the concepts and issues relating to world Englishes as a paradigm, and to corpus methods of their investigation. The challenge of the seminar is to compare and contrast and thereby reconcile empirical, bottom-up descriptive approaches with the growing number of theoretical top-down models which seek to explain the evolving nature of English as the world's most widely used language, both spoken, written and increasingly electronic.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Regular Class Presentations
Written Assignment (3,500 words), due 31 January 2021

Reading list

Your own copy of each book is required:
Claudia Lange & Sven Leuckert, _Corpus Linguistics for World Englishes_ (London: Routledge, 2020)
Edgar Schneider, _English around the World: An Introduction_ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Second Edition, 2020)

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 812 [2]; UF MA 046/507
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-223-225, MA M04, MA M05, UF MA 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0260

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