800913 Non-European thinking and speech

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 14.04.2014 Place course on memo list
800913
Non-European thinking and speech
SE 2
2,5
every 2 weeks
annually
German

Intercultural competences fostering an understanding of otherness Avoidance of ethnocentricity Avoidance of errors induced by language Fostering interdisciplinary and scientific work Critical approach to the affinity of thought/language/culture

The seminar will focus on the interrelation of language and thought (considering also the given cultural context) regarding the cultures of both Americas as well as the cultures of the ancient Near East. This interrelation will furthermore be reconstructed within the (western) history of ideas. The purpose requires an interdisciplinary and critical approach because different perspectives and theories (i.e. linguistic, scientific, philosophical as well as philological theories) will be discussed and reflected.

Open discussion and talks given by the participants and conductors of the seminar.

Oral and written report.

Literature (not complete):

 Deutscher Guy, “Im Spiegel der Sprache. Warum die Welt in anderen Sprachen anders aussieht“, C.H. Beck Verlag, München 2011

 Everett Daniel L., „Cultural Constraints on Grammar and Cognition in Pirahã“, Current Anthropology, 46 / 4, 2005, S. 621-646

Gipper Helmut, „Gibt es ein sprachliches Relativitätsprinzip? Untersuchungen zur Sapir-Whorf-Hypothese“, Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1972

Whorf Benjamin Lee, „Sprache Denken Wirklichkeit“, Beiträge zur Metalinguistik und Sprachphilosophie, Rowohlt, Reinbeck bei Hamburg 1963

 

not applicable

Topics for presentation will be announced in class

21.03.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2014-03-21
17.00 - 19.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-04-11
17.00 - 20.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-09
17.00 - 20.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-16
17.00 - 20.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-23
17.00 - 20.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-13
17.00 - 20.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-20
17.00 - 20.15 50101/1 SR 50101/1 SR Barrier-free