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122252 AR Linguistics Course (Advanced 1-5) - Hist. & Descr. (2013S)

The Language of Emotions - Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives

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. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 14.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 21.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 11.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 18.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 25.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 02.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 16.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 23.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 06.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 13.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 20.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 27.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The language we use to express our emotions has been approached from many different research perspectives, among them Natural Semantic Metalanguage, Conceptual Metaphor Theory and diachronic semantics. A number of research questions have been posed: (1) is it possible to create a tool for description of emotion terms that would be culture neutral? (2) are there any culture universal emotions? (3) how are emotions conceptualised and expressed in language? (4) how does the meaning of emotion terms change over time? These and similar questions will preoccupy us during this seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of in-class participation, solving in-class tasks (continuous assessment 50%) and a final test (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To aquaint students with the selected literature on the conceptualisation and linguistic expression of emotions, to sensitize them to ways in which emotions are described and expressed.

Examination topics

Reading, class discussions, solving in-class tasks, presentations.

Reading list

Kövecses, Zoltán. 2000. Metaphor and Emotion: Language, Culture, and Body in Human Feeling. Cambridge: CUP.
Wierzbicka Anna. 1997. Understanding cultures through their key words. Oxford: OUP.
A more detailed reading list will be posted on Moodle at the begining of the course.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, ME 812;
Code/Modul: Diplom 225, 226/228, 236/238, 721-723, UF 4.2.3-223, ME3, ME4;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0197

Anrechenbarkeit innerhalb der Curricula Fennistik, Hungarologie,
Finno-Ugristik: BFe 562, BHu 562, MFi 500, MFi 600

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33