Universität Wien FIND

140251 VO The African Diaspora in China: Topics in Sociocultural Linguistics and Beyond (2019S)

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 19.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 26.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 02.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 09.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 30.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 07.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 14.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 21.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 28.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 04.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 18.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The African diaspora in China has been studied from different perspectives, including the sociopolitical, the socioeconomic, and the sociocultural. This course begins with background analysis of the African presence in China, and then focuses on sociocultural linguistics, giving course participants the opportunity to explore, in a different geographical setting, key areas in linguistics, such as contact linguistics/contact grammars, linguistic communities, language and identity, language and communication, and the recent idea of ‘diaspora linguistics’ within which concepts like linguistic repertoires and heritage grammars are salient. The course goes beyond these sociocultural linguistic concepts to explore wider issues about African links to other parts of the world through the formation of diaspora communities (such as Africans in Vienna) and what implications this has for conceptualizing Africa-China studies as area studies within a global context.
Methods: lectures, student presentations, guest lectures, visits to African diaspora community settings.
Goals: To provide leaners with a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the African Diaspora in China; To give learners the opportunity to study some socio-cultural linguistic insights into African diasporas; To provide learners the opportunity to understand general insights about the experiences and the role of the African diaspora in Africa’s relations with the outside world.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course assessment will be either (i) in form of a written exam on the last day of course or (ii) a term paper to be submitted on the last of the course or shortly thereafter.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

o All assigned readings
o All assigned projects
o In-class test or term paper

Examination topics

Assignments and tests may draw on materials covered in the lecture, textbook and assigned readings.

Reading list

Textbooks:
Bodomo, Adams. 2018. 非洲人在中国:社会文化研究及其对非洲-中国关系的影响 (Africans in China: Social and Cultural Studies and Their Impact on Africa – China Relations), Social Science Academic Press China SSAP (社会科学文献出版社).
Bodomo, Adams. 2012. Africans in China: A sociocultural study and its implications for Africa – China relations, Cambria Press, NY.

The course materials and other kinds of literature comprise books, journal papers, news articles, and websites on major discussions about Africa-China relations.

Association in the course directory

BA: SAS/A, SAS/B, MA: SAS.VO.1, SAS.VO.2, EC-647
BA-Sinologie: Alternative Erweiterungen Code: X

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