608129 Applied Linguistics: Language - Knowledge - Society

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608129
Applied Linguistics: Language - Knowledge - Society
VO 2
5
weekly
annually
German

Sound and broad knowledge of applied linguistics; competence in applying and reflecting methods; critical examination of special problems in this field.

The notion of the "knowledge economy" has been very popular for a while now (cf. Spinner 1994). Language is a major tool for the processing, change and spreading of knowledge. Additionally, language itself as a cognitive process is bound to several systems of knowledge. In this lecture, we take on the theme of "language and knowledge" from the perspective of Applied Linguistics. So, we deal with applied topics of current linguistic research - especially, but not restricted to the discipline of knowledge communication. We will also turn to the notion of responsibility of science regarding society, as well as ethical and practical aspects. After all, knowledge, science and knowledge transfer are not neutral.

Some topics to be discussed in this lecture:

  • Concepts of knowledge - knowing means responsibility
  • Knowledge transfer: communication between experts and laypersons, text optimization
  • Discourse analysis: knowledge in discourse, interactive construction of knowledge, language and power, knowledge in metaphors
  • Linguistics for professional contexts
  • Knowledge in text and discourse
  • Domains: medicine, economy, law, institutions and organizations, science, engineering, media
  • Computerlinguistic processing of (language) knowledge
  • Language and linguistic knowledge: language theories, language teaching, findings from cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, various forms of literacies

Lectures, exercises, reading tasks.

Written examination.

Felder, Ekkehard; Gardt, Andreas (Hg.) (2015): Handbuch Sprache und Wissen. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (Handbücher Sprachwissen 1).

Recommend for 1st semester MA German Philology, for 5th - 8th semester Teacher Training Programme German and the MA Programme Media Studies

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

Prerequisites for the MA Programmes German and Media Studies: none.

Prerequisites for Teacher Training Programme German: completed 1st diploma examination (German Linguistics)

02.10.2017
Group 0
Date Time Location
Mon 2017-10-02
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-09
13.45 - 15.15 Hörsaal 1, Josef-Moeller-Haus Hörsaal 1, Josef-Moeller-Haus Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-16
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-23
13.45 - 15.15 Hörsaal 3 Hörsaal 3 Barrier-free Gatvortrag
Mon 2017-10-30
13.45 - 15.15 Hörsaal 3 Hörsaal 3 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-06
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-13
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-20
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-27
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-12-04
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2017-12-11
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-08
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-15
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-22
13.45 - 15.15 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-29
13.45 - 15.15 Hörsaal 3 Hörsaal 3 Barrier-free 1. Prüfungstermin
Fri 2018-03-02
15.30 - 17.00 Hörsaal 3 Hörsaal 3 Barrier-free 2. Prüfungstermin
Fri 2018-05-04
12.00 - 13.30 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free 3. Prüfungstermin