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|154161||Multilingualism||2 HS||Fr 12:15 – 13:45||R. 3.306||Buschfeld|
The world has increasingly turned into a multilingual place. Formerly monolingual countries have become multilingual and estimates suggest that nowadays far more than half of the world’s population grow up bi- or even multilingually. The English language and especially its turbulent history of colonization has had a great share in these developments; English is involved as one of the languages in most multilingual scenarios today. We will inquire into a variety of sociolinguistic as well as psycholinguistic aspects of the phenomenon of multilingualism. We will look into different multilingual communities and usage contexts, ranging from multilingual countries such as Singapore to multilingual practices in online and computer-mediated communication. We will inquire into questions such as “Who can be considered a bi-/multilingual speaker?” and “What makes a society multilingual?” To that end, we will not only look into the historico-political backgrounds and sociolinguistic setups of such speech communities but also introduce and consider concepts and theories of language acquisition relating to multilingualism. The class will shed light on how bi-/multilingual language acquisition proceeds and what makes it similar to and different from the monolingual acquisition of a language.
Course requirements will be discussed in the first class.
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|2016||603, 703, 704||603, 802, 803||603, 802, 803||703|
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