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The Politics of Language

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Anita Auer

Période de validité: 2018 -> 2018

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2018/2019 : Mardi 10:15-12:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/3032     Anita Auer

Séminaire

Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre
Hebdomadaire
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 5.00

Objectif

Upon completion of the course students should
- have acquired insights into how language power relations have developed over time based on evidence taken from historical records and be able to apply this knowledge independently;
- be able understand key concepts in the research field of the politics of language, particularly with respect to different theoretical and methodological approaches;
- be able to compile/collect datasets and use them appropriately in order to shed light on issues related to the politics of language;
- be able to present their research results both orally and in written form (at the appropriate academic level).

Contenu

This course explores the politics of language from a historical perspective, particularly the way in which language has shaped, and has been shaped by forms of socio-political power. The course will span in focus from the Middle Ages to post-colonial times and explore developments across the British Isles, North America, and other former British colonies.
We will consider historical attitudes towards dialectal differences, the interplay between authority and processes of standardisation, and the manner in which linguistic differences between people have been dealt with in the political arena and by institutions. The interplay between language and politics will be explored through a number of case studies such as Ireland, Wales, Scotland, North America, etc. In addition to exploring different sociolinguistic histories, we will analyse the relevant political discourses and ideologies by applying the methods of critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics.

Evaluation

Details regarding evaluation will be discussed in the first class of this course. The information will be provided on Moodle.

Bibliographie

Course reading consists of a range of different articles; details can be found on the course moodle page.

Exigences du cursus d'études

- At least C1-level (Common European Framework of Reference).
- BA degree and knowledge of (English) linguistics.

Informations supplémentaires

www.unil.ch/angl

UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Discussion sur la base d'un dossier de recherche - MA-ANG-2020Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Dissertation sur la base d'un dossier de recherche - MA-ANG-2010Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Linguistique anglaise - MA-ANG-3030Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Programme de renforcement (2015 ->) ›› Linguistique anglaise - MA-RENF-ANGOptionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Sciences du langage et de la communication (2015 ->) ›› Choix libre d'enseignements - MA-SLC-20Optionnel5.00
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