Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Anne Barron


Language and Social Identities (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.019
Einzeltermin | Fr, 01.09.2023, 08:30 - Fr, 01.09.2023, 10:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | online

Inhalt: This course deals with the relationship between language and society. We focus on the diversity found in language use in society and how this relates to the language classroom. Our focus will be on gender. We investigate how sexism is expressed and transmitted through language, how men and women use language differently in constructing their social identities and how gender is portrayed in children's literature and in the public arena. Students will be expected to engage in empirical research, i.e. to collect and analyse data in groups. This empirical work will form the basis of the module assessment (cf. below)

Intercultural Pragmatics & the Classroom (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.019
Einzeltermin | Fr, 01.09.2023, 11:00 - Fr, 01.09.2023, 12:30 | Online-Veranstaltung | online

Inhalt: In linguistics, the saying "Actions speak louder than words" conceals the fact that in using language, in producing words, we act and change the world. A request uttered by a friend has to be responded to; an apology changes the way we feel about someone. In this course on pragmatics, we look at how native speakers of different cultures "do things with words" (Austin 1962) and "how learners come to know how-to-say-what-to-whom-when.” (Bardovi-Harlig 2013:68-69). We also discuss how pragmatic competence, an important component of communicative competence, can be taught and we examine how well EFL textbooks are suited to the challenge of equiping learners for communicating in the foreign language. Students will be expected to engage in empirical research, i.e. to collect and analyse data in groups. This empirical work will form the basis of the module assessment (cf. below) The course is conducted through the medium of English.

Fundamentals of Linguistics (B): Structure and System (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C HS 5

Inhalt: An overt understanding of language enables teachers to plan, monitor, evaluate and self-correct when teaching and learning a foreign language, such as English. This course, in offering students an introduction to modern linguistics, equips teachers with this essential meta-awareness. We look at the specifics of language structure, such as speech sounds (phonetics and phonology), words and their internal structure (morphology), phrases and sentence structure (syntax), meaning of words and sentences (semantics) and finally also the meaning of utterances in communication (pragmatics).

Colonialism and Global Englishes (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.019

Inhalt: The status of English as well as uses of English around the world have changed over the history of the English language. English is today an important language in communication around the globe, and Standard English a standardised subject, a desirable comodity and a source of power. The realities of the English language in today's globalised world, however, go beyond Standard English. There exist numerous varieties of English, from Malaysian English, to New Zealand English, to Chinese English, to British English. In addition, English is also used extensively as a lingua franca in native and non-native communication. In this seminar, we investigate the impact which colonisation, among other factors, had on the development of the English language, we explore the different uses and varieties of English from a linguistic perspective and we examine the power dimensions associated with Standard English and investigate attitudes towards different uses and varieties of English. Finally, we also look at the role which policies and educational contexts play in reproducing linguistic power dimensions.

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Colloquium Linguistics (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron, Karina Frick

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.310 | ...

Inhalt: This colloquium provides an opportunity to PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to present work-in-progress on research projects/ potential research projects in the field of Linguistics with a particular focus on pragmatic norms and variation (cross-cultural, interlanguage, variational, intercultural), discourse analysis (e.g. corpus linguistics, genre analysis, critical discourse analysis) or media linguistics (e.g. digital communication and writing practices). Advanced Masters students are invited to participate as guests. The colloquium takes place in English. Dieses Kolloquium bietet Doktorierenden und Postdocs die Möglichkeit, ihre laufenden oder sich in Planung befindlichen Forschungsprojekte im Bereich der Sprachwissenschaft zu präsentieren und zur Diskussion zu stellen. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf den Teilbereichen Pragmatik (z.B. interkulturell, sprachübergreifend, Norm(en) und Variation), Diskursanalyse (z.B. Korpuslinguistik, kritische Diskursanalyse, Textsortenanalyse) und Medienlinguistik (z.B. digitale Kommunikations- und Schreibpraktiken). Fortgeschrittene Masterstudierende sind eingeladen, als Gäste teilzunehmen. Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.