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36486-04 - Proseminar: Introduction to English Linguistics II: English in its social contexts 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Thomas Messerli (thomas.messerli@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course is an introduction to sociolinguistic principles and methodologies. The course involves the reading and understanding of key texts and case studies, practical work on samples of language data, devising a project proposal, collecting and analysing data and writing up a research report. With the integration of these components we model a way to approach sociolinguistic investigations into language that is founded on theoretical principles and conducted through specific methodologies. Thus we can arrive at insights into the role that language plays in the social and the influence of the social on language. The areas in sociolinguistics that we introduce in the course include: variation, interaction, and varieties of English.
Lernziele By the end of the term, students...
- know some of the ways in which language varies in social contexts, and how language shapes and in turn is itself shaped by interactions.
- will have learned about and practiced the planning of a basic research project and meaningful empirical data collection
- will have written up a fieldwork project and reflected on their work.
- will have sharpened their analytical skills in critical reading
- will have improved their understanding of research methodology
Literatur Students should buy the following course book: Van Herk, Gerard. (2018). "What Is Sociolinguistics?", 2nd ed. Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-96074-5. The book will be available at the Labyrinth bookshop (http://www.buchhandlung-labyrinth.ch/), Nadelberg 17 (opposite the English Seminar), as of mid-January. In preparation for the first meeting of the course, students are required to have read the first two chapters of Van Herk (2018). Additional texts will be made available on ADAM.
Weblink ADAM

 

Teilnahmebedingungen For BA students of English
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung In order to ensure a good learning environment, we aim at no more than 25 students per class (4 sections). Please sign up via the following doodle link:

https://doodle.com/poll/qkqs5strrrnsp7eh

You may only register TWICE: once for a class section and once for a waiting list. Multiple voting (more than twice) will be removed and you will be assigned a place in a class with free seats after registration has closed. Should you have not made it into one of the courses and you are only able to register for the waiting lists, we guarantee that we will take you in the course with the least student numbers.

This doodle will open on January 1, 2020, 8am (CET), and close on February 10, 2020, 8pm (CET) in order to finalise student distribution in the week before term start.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.02.2020 – 27.05.2020
Zeit Mittwoch, 16.15-18.00 Nadelberg 6
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 19.02.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 26.02.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 04.03.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Mittwoch 11.03.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 18.03.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 25.03.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 01.04.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 08.04.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 15.04.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 22.04.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 29.04.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 06.05.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 13.05.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 20.05.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 27.05.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Introduction to English Linguistics (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung The course assessment takes into account competences as well as knowledge that have been gained in the course. In order to obtain the credit points for this course, the following criteria have to be met:
- attendance (no more than two misses)
- active participation in class and project work/presentation
- reach 60% as combined mark of:
1. English in Action group research paper (50%)
2. Two quizzes (50%)
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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