641025 General Linguistics: Indian Languages in North America

summer semester 2018 | Last update: 14.01.2019 Place course on memo list
641025
General Linguistics: Indian Languages in North America
VO 2
5
weekly
every 3rd semester
German

Basic knowledge of the large Native American language families and indigenous cultures of North America and their history; competence to analyze the multiple destruction, exploitation and ethnocentric description of these languages and cultures critically. 

Overview about the major families of Native American languages in North America, their genetic classification and typological description; illustrative sketches of specific languages such as Lakota (Siouan languages), Navaho (Na Dené languages), Hopi, Tohono O'odham (Uto-Aztecan languages), Ojibwe (Algonquian languages) and Cayuga (Iroquoian languages); historical introduction to the indigenous cultures of North America; critical review of their anthropological and philosophical description in  European and U.S. American science and philosophy. 

Teacher-centred instruction; supported by visualization with the help of PowerPoint; presentation of documentaries and feature films.  

Written test (Multiple Choice) 

A. M. Josephy (2005): 500 Nations. Die illustrierte Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas. Augsberg: Weltbild GmbH.
M. Mithun (1999): The Languages of North America. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
F. Pöhl (2004): Das Weltverstandnis der Indianer Nordamerikas im Lichte der europäischen Philosophie. Innsbruck: Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft.
F. Pöhl/B. Tilg (Hg.)(2009): Franz Boas. Kultur, Sprache, Rasse. Wege einer antirassistischen Anthropologie. Berlin: LIT-Verlag.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2018-03-07
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-03-14
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-03-21
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-04-11
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-04-18
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-04-25
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-05-02
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-05-09
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-05-16
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-05-23
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-05-30
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-06-06
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-06-13
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-06-20
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-06-27
10.15 - 11.45 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2019-02-01
10.30 - 12.00 40432 UR 40432 UR Barrier-free