Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
Es presentaran problemes relacionats amb la variació i el canvi en les llengües. S'analitzarà la relació entre variació sincrònica i canvi diacrònic, els fonaments del canvi i la percepció que en tenen els parlants.
Crèdits ECTS:
6

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
BLANCA PALMADA FELEZ
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Grup SO

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
BLANCA PALMADA FELEZ
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • CTUdG01 Utilitzar la llengua anglesa
  • CTUdG02 Recollir i seleccionar informació de manera eficaç
  • CTUdG05 Comunicar-se oralment i per escrit
  • CTUdG04 Treballar en equip
  • CTUdG08 Dissenyar propostes creatives
  • CTUdG11 Avaluar la pròpia activitat i el propi aprenentatge i elaborar estratègies per millorar-los
  • E8. Aplicar l'estudi científic a l'anàlisi lingüística i literària de manera rigorosa, mitjançant l'ús dels diferents mètodes científics proposats per diferents escoles i utilitzant les eines informàtiques (bases de dades, aplicacions d'anàlisi, etc.) adients per aconseguir resultats de qualitat

Continguts

1. Linguistic universals and language variation

2. On the nature of linguistic change

3. The concept of linguistic distance

4. Accent and linguistic identity

5. Stylistic variation and language change

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Anàlisi / estudi de casos 77 73 150
Total 77 73 150

Bibliografia

  • Chambers, J. K. (2002 ). The Handbook of language variation and change . Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. Catàleg
  • Good, Jeff (2008 ). Linguistic universals and language change . New York: Oxford University Press. Catàleg
  • Nettle, Daniel (1999 ). Linguistic diversity . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Catàleg
  • Dalby, Andrew (cop. 2003 ). Language in danger : the loss of linguistic diversity andthe threat our future . New York: Columbia University Press. Catàleg
  • Hughes, Arthur (1988 ). English accents and dialects : an introduction to social and regional varieties of British English (2ond. ed.). Baltimore: Edward Arnold. Catàleg
  • Trudgill, Peter (1986 ). Dialects in contact . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Catàleg

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Two short written assignments that relate directly to the topics covered in the preceding lectures. (10%) Evidence of relevant reading.
Capacity to develop and assess arguments.
Understanding of relevant source materials.
Ability to analyse data critically.
Original thinking and a willingness to take risks.
10
Research in the form of a squib assignment, presentation and debate. (50%) Evidence of relevant reading.
Capacity to develop and assess arguments.
Understanding of relevant source materials.
Ability to analyse data critically.
Original thinking and a willingness to take risks.
Oral presentation.
50
A comprehensive final exam covering all the material in the lectures, as well as that of the students presentations and supplementary material. (40%) Evidence of relevant reading.
Capacity to develop and assess arguments.
Understanding of relevant source materials.
Ability to analyse data critically.
Original thinking and a willingness to take risks.
40

Qualificació


Two short written assignments that relate directly to the topics covered in the preceding lectures. 10%
Research in the form of a squib assignment, presentation and debate. 50%
A comprehensive final exam covering all the material in the lectures, as well as that of the students presentations and supplementary material. 40%

Observacions

This course covers the basics of the linguistic disciplines that deal with variation and change.

The main aims are

To foster an awareness of the causes and parameters of variation in languages, and of the value of studying variation for the development of linguistic theory.

To introduce the key concepts, methodologies and theories in describing linguistic variation and language change and to provide experience of the kinds of argumentation employed in interpreting empirical data.

To promote basic independent research in all aspects of language variation and change: Identify and frame a research question in the context of relevant literature and present data as evidence in support of a theoretical argument.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

Formulate linguistically informed hypotheses and test them
Detect universal principles among diverse languages and dialects
Give simple accounts for a range of puzzling language facts
Have fun learning about human languages and linguistic theory


All reading assignments and videos are available online. There is no textbook.