612031 Selected Fields of Synchronic Linguistics: Sexus and genus in the grammar of Slavonic languages

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612031
Selected Fields of Synchronic Linguistics: Sexus and genus in the grammar of Slavonic languages
PO 2
7,5
weekly
annually
Russian

The students are able to prepare a scientific publication and have acquired knowledge regarding the planning, structuring, and writing of a publication. They are familiar with publication guidelines and style sheets. The students know how to define a research question and topic and how to find and review the relevant literature.
The students can evaluate academic texts critically and they are able to describe and analyse grammatical structures. They are familiar with corpus analysis and discourse analysis. They know about differences in text types (media, scientific publications). The students can organise academic papers and guide through an academic event.

We start with the assumption that Russian grammar books from the 1950s to the present contain ideological patterns of thought. The PO questions where and in which way the concepts of society, gender, identity, and gender roles are presented in (standard) grammar books.  We hypothesise that (standard) grammar books impart ideology implicitly. Based on this hypothesis, we assume that grammar books provide a model of society with which both native speakers and foreign learners have to be made familiar. Important questions are: - In which way and to what degree do Russian (standard) grammar books contain ideological material und ideological stereotypes of society? - In which way was the inequality between man and woman overcome in the USSR and in Russia? How does this affect grammar? - How can the presentation of man and woman in Russian grammar books be described? - What concept of society, gender, identity, and especially of women can be found in grammar books? - How can the role of women in society be described? - In which way do grammar books show a developement concerning the concept of man and woman?

Discourse analysis, corpus analysis

Based on texts about sociology and culture, we will discuss the perception of women and of men in the former USSR and in modern Russia. The results will be compared with authentic texts, analyses, and statistics.
We will analyse grammar text books as to their inherent and implied concepts of men and women.

Marks for every result

A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the term

Due to substantial differences in the allocation of ECTS-Credits in various curricula (teacher training programs/specialized degree programs), the requirements for this course vary. Information will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course. 

02.10.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2014-10-02
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-10-09
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-10-16
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-10-23
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-10-30
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-11-06
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-11-13
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-11-20
12.00 - 13.30 40406 40406 Barrier-free Vortrag Renate Rathmayr
Thu 2014-11-27
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-12-04
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2014-12-11
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2015-01-08
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2015-01-15
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2015-01-22
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12
Thu 2015-01-29
12.00 - 13.30 4DG12 4DG12