Index

Linguistic Varieties and Cultural Difference

Lecturers

Details

Time and place

Bitte beachten Sie: Die ersten beiden Wochen werden alle Kurse im Modul auf jeden Fall online stattfinden. Danach wird in Absprache mit den Studierenden entschieden, ob ein Wechsel in den Präsenzunterricht geschehen kann.

Das Kombiseminar gehört zu folgendem Modul:

  • BA English and American Studies (neu): Zwischenmodul I: Thematisches Kombiseminar


Zulassungsvoraussetzung: bestandene GOP

Scheinerwerb: mündliche Prüfung


Content

The linguistic part of this course provides an introduction to varieties of English, focussing on regional and social variation in the UK and the US. Topics include methods of dialectology, speech communities and social networks, language variation and gender, bi- and multilingualism, diglossia, code-switching, language change, attitudes to language variation, and language and power. The literary and cultural studies part provides an introduction to concepts and categories of (cultural) difference such as race, gender, sexuality and class. Constructions of difference will be analyzed in the realm of cultural production including literature, film, and popular culture.

Additional information

Expected participants: 20