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Study Program WiSe 2021/2022

Linguistik / Language Sciences, B.A.

2. Studienjahr (BPO 2016)

Empiriemodul I (EM) (6 CP) im WiSe

Modulbeauftragter: Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz, Kontakt: <stolz@uni-bremen.de>
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
10-76-3-D1-03Key Topics in Linguistics: Grammatically-based text analysis (in English)
synchronous and asynchronous digital sessions and face-to-face as allowed and wished

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:15 - 15:45

In this course participants will be introduced to how grammatical analysis can be embedded into social critical analyses of texts, moving from detailed grammatical analysis to methods for performing discourse critical and sociocultural critical interpretations of the texts analysed. Several important kinds of grammatical analysis will be introduced and practised, including transitivity, interpersonal appraisal and evaluation, and textual organisation. Transitivity is the part of grammar that encodes the speaker or writer's view of reality--literally the 'who did what' part of grammar; the interpersonal concerns the social roles that we are enacting in texts; and the textual concerns how texts are organised as effective messages. We will explore a wide range of English texts in order to practice recognising the basic types of socially-culturally significant grammatical patterns in English. The main emphasis will be on doing, so that all successful course participants will become proficient in analysing texts according to their grammatical organisation.

Information will be available online and the entire course may be studied online. Face-to-face meetings may be held to the extent that circumstances allow and are wanted by participants and we can find rooms.

Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.

Methodenmodul I (MM) (6 CP) im WiSe

Modulbeauftragter: Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz, Kontakt: stolz@uni-bremen.de
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
10-76-3-D1-03Key Topics in Linguistics: Grammatically-based text analysis (in English)
synchronous and asynchronous digital sessions and face-to-face as allowed and wished

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:15 - 15:45

In this course participants will be introduced to how grammatical analysis can be embedded into social critical analyses of texts, moving from detailed grammatical analysis to methods for performing discourse critical and sociocultural critical interpretations of the texts analysed. Several important kinds of grammatical analysis will be introduced and practised, including transitivity, interpersonal appraisal and evaluation, and textual organisation. Transitivity is the part of grammar that encodes the speaker or writer's view of reality--literally the 'who did what' part of grammar; the interpersonal concerns the social roles that we are enacting in texts; and the textual concerns how texts are organised as effective messages. We will explore a wide range of English texts in order to practice recognising the basic types of socially-culturally significant grammatical patterns in English. The main emphasis will be on doing, so that all successful course participants will become proficient in analysing texts according to their grammatical organisation.

Information will be available online and the entire course may be studied online. Face-to-face meetings may be held to the extent that circumstances allow and are wanted by participants and we can find rooms.

Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.