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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Anne Barron


Lehrveranstaltungen

English for Specific Purposes (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 5.019 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course introduces students to genre analysis. Genre analysis is an approach to written language which is frequently employed to analyse texts for language learning in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). It concerns analysing texts as hierarchies of functional units on a macro- and micro-structural level. We also deal with genre pegagogy and consider how genre analysis might serve the classroom. In looking at genre analysis and genre pegagogy, we investigate how technological advances may complement the genre approach to language use and investigate how corpora (electronic collections of naturally occurring spoken and written language used for linguistic analyses) can be used in genre analysis and in genre pedagogy. The complementary online course also belonging to this module equips students with the requisite skills in this area. Theoretical approaches are applied to a selection of texts, e.g. job application letters, payment request letters, promotional letters, letters of complaints, and cross-cultural differences are also discussed and analysed. Students will be free to focus on a genre of their choice.

Digital technology for linguistic research and teaching (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

Termin:
14-täglich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 5.310 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course offers a hands-on introduction to Corpus Linguistics, the study of language using large, digitized collections of naturally occurring speech and writing, known as corpora. During the course, you will work with a range of genres and registers and be guided to access, analyze, and visualize corpus data, work with online resources and software applications, and to also create your own small corpus. In addition, the course aims to demonstrate some of the applications of Corpus Linguistics, more specifically in the areas of genre analysis and English language teaching and learning.

Varieties of English (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 5.019 Seminarraum

Inhalt: British English, less so American English, is the standard adopted in the EFL classroom. In schools, learners are made aware that English is spoken in India, Ireland, New Zealand and many more places. However, they are taught nothing of the systematic nature of additional standards of English, such as Indian English, Irish English or New Zealand English. Nor do textbooks take heed of the fact that learners will be using English in English as a Lingua Franca contexts - contexts which again are associated with a particular use of English. This course examines the huge diversity of the English language in today's globalised world and contrasts this with Standard English taught in schools. We read about and carry out linguistic analyses and do so frequently taking a cross-varietal method of analysis. We also contrast textbook presentations with research on Global English and discuss pedagogical repercussions and applications. Both theoretical and methodological issues form an important part of the course. Students are required to conduct empirical research primarily using corpora (naturally occurring spoken and written language). The complementary online course also belonging to this module introduces students to corpus linguistic methods and equips students with the requisite skills in this area. Within the context of the Prüfungsleistung, students are given the opportunity to contemplate how they might use their skills in corpus linguistics to introduce the concept of varieties / English as a Lingua Franca to the classroom or they are asked to conduct an empirical analysis of a variety of their choice using corpus linguistic materials. Other options include textbook analyses of the status of Global Englishes with consideration of the potential for corpus linguistics or an empirical analysis of current norms in teaching or of teacher attitudes towards the current discussion of potential norms. The course will be conducted through English.

English Corpus Linguistics (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 5.019 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course offers a hands-on introduction to Corpus Linguistics, the study of language using large, digitized collections of naturally occurring speech and writing, known as corpora. You will learn how to access, analyze, and visualize corpus data and work with online resources and software applications. In addition, the course aims to demonstrate some of the applications of Corpus Linguistics, more specifically in the areas of language variation studies and English language teaching.

Equality, power and language (Projekt)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 3.121 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is fifth on the list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by The United Nations as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this seminar, we look at how sexism is expressed and transmitted through language and how men and women use language differently in constructing their social identities. We also examine the portrayal of women and men in the public arena and how such portrayals affect the way we conceptualise gender.

Postcolonial language varieties and policies (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Barron

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 5.310 Seminarraum

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 commodity 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.