Language Contact

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Semester

  • WS 17/18

Course Information

Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154154 Language Contact - Blockseminar 2 HS
  • Fr., 17.11.17
    • 12:00 - 20:00
  • Sa., 18.11.17
    • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fr., 01.12.17
    • 12:00 - 20:00
  • Sa., 02.12.17
    • 10:00 - 18:00
R. 3.306 Möhlig-Falke

Course Description

Language contact takes place whenever speakers of different languages come into contact and are faced with the necessity to communicate with each other. Language contact can arise in very different contact situations, it may affect smaller and larger groups of speakers, it may be short- or long-termed, and it may be more or less restricted to special communicative situations. Accordingly, the effects of two or more languages coming into contact with each other can take many different forms, reaching from the borrowing of individual words to the creation of mixed varieties or even new languages. Throughout its history from the early Middle Ages until the present day, English has come into contact with many different languages all over the world. English has been severely influenced by contact with other languages, affecting the standard variety in Britain but also resulting in new varieties of English world-wide. It has furthermore played a substantial role in the creation of various pidgin and creole languages. This course is concerned with the mechanisms and social contexts of language contact. It focusses particularly on the effects of language contact on English, but also on the role which English has played in the creation of new contact varieties and languages.


For registering for the course, please sign up on LSF and additionally contact me via e-mail at ruth.moehlig@as.uni-heidelberg.de.

Course Requirements

Active participation in group work and group discussions as well as homework preparation for the second weekend. For a Hauptseminarsschein, students have to hand in a written academic term paper (15-18 pages) on a course-related topic by 16/03/2018.

Reading List

Basic text book: Donald Winford, 2007 (2003), An Introduction to Contact Linguistics, Oxford: Blackwell.

Modules

Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge: MA BML 2005:
LPO 2003:
  • GHR: 5a
  • GyGe: 8a, b
  • SP1. Fach: 5a
  • SP2. Fach: 4b
  • BK: 8a, b
LABG 2009:
  • G: 603, 703, 704
  • HRG: 603, 802
  • GyGe/BK: 603, 802, 803
  • SP: 703
LABG 2016:
  • G: 603, 703, 704
  • HRSGe: 603, 802
  • GyGe/BK: 603, 802
  • SP: 703
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

  • B.A.ALK:
  • B.A.AS: Kern: 7bc Komp: 4a
  • M.A.ALK:
  • M.A.AS: 1ab, 2ab
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften PO ab WS 16/17:

  • B.A.ALK:
  • B.A.AS: Kern: 7bc Komp: 4a
  • M.A.ALK:
  • M.A.AS: 1ab, 2ab