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Linguistics : Multilingualism

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Jennifer Thorburn
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.

Séminaire

Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0

Objectif

By the end of the course, students will:
- Understand essential concepts and theories related to multilingualism
- Engage with fundamental sociolinguistic principles
- Be familiar with relevant literature
- Understand of how multilingualism works on both individual and societal levels

Contenu

This course covers topics related to societal and individual multilingualism. This includes how communities become multilingual through processes of language contact and if and/or how these communities maintain their multilingualism, as well as linguistic minorities, globalisation, and language policy. The linguistic and social outcomes of multilingualism, as well as issues related to language maintenance and revitalisation, will be examined.

Evaluation

Assessment 1 (30%):
You will give a group oral presentation that looks at how issues related to multilingualism and multiculturalism are treated in the media, and compare and contrast this with how they are treated in the sociolinguistic literature. You are expected to use supporting visual aids (poster, PowerPoint presentation, etc.).

Assessment 2 (70%):
You will complete an individual research paper (3,000 (± 10%) words) related to multilingualism.

Bibliographie

Weber, Jean-Jacques and Horner, Kristine. 2012. Introducing Multilingualism: A Social Approach. London and New York: Routledge.

Exigences du cursus d'études

Introduction to English Language and Linguistics (IELL)
Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics (IDL)

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl/

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