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64037-01 - Forschungsseminar: Evaluative practices in English online and offline 4 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Thomas Messerli (thomas.messerli@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt We live in what Gerlitz and Helmond (2013) have called a “like economy.” In many settings, people are making assessments, attribute values, and express their opinions. They rate hotels, books and other products online, they voice their take on current affairs on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit, or they simply discuss their opinions and values over a meal with their family. Theoretically, this has been addressed in a rich linguistic literature on evaluation, appraisal and stance-taking, while methodologically, evaluative practices have been looked at in qualitative discourse analytic studies as well as in corpus-assisted and corpus-based research.
In this seminar, we will on the one hand explore the different theoretical perspectives and methodological tools within linguistics that have been employed to study evaluation, while also applying them to data excerpts from different domains, including spoken fictional discourse, offline texts and online posts. On the other hand, students are required to collect their own data and develop a research project on evaluative practices that is suitable also for a seminar paper.
Lernziele By the end of the course, students will have explored evaluation/appraisal/stance from a range of theoretical perspectives. They will have analysed data individually and in groups and discussed their findings with others. They will have attentively read relevant texts and deepened their knowledge of them in plenary and group discussions guided by reading questions. Informed by growing theoretical and methodological expertise, students will have worked on their own research relevant to the topic at hand. They will have collected some data, thought about it individually and discussed it with their peers. They will have developed relevant research questions and a methodology to address these questions. Students will have applied their insights to their own data as well as the data of other course participants and the examples provided in the course.
Literatur All obligatory reading for the course will be made available on ADAM.
Weblink ADAM


Teilnahmebedingungen This course is open to MA students of English and MSG Sprache und Kommunikation.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register for this course in MOnA.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 25.02.2022 – 03.06.2022
Zeit Freitag, 10.15-12.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 25.02.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 04.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 11.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Freitag 18.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 25.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 01.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 08.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 15.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ostern
Freitag 22.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 29.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 06.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 13.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 20.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 27.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Freitag 03.06.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: English Linguistics (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Forschungspraxis und Vertiefung (Master Studiengang Sprache und Kommunikation)
Modul: Research in English Linguistics (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Sprache und Gesellschaft (Master Studiengang Sprache und Kommunikation)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung regular and active participation; preparatory reading; oral presentation plus data analysis workshop; short written task in connection with the presentation (sample data analysis of around 1’500 words)
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