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Language and Society in the Greek and Arab worlds - AGLV00176
Title: Language and Society in the Greek and Arab worlds
Guaranteed by: Institute for Greek and Latin Studies (21-URLS)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, C [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Lucie Pultrová, Ph.D.
Annotation - Czech
This course explores what Greek and Gulf Arabic societies do with their languages. Major themes include issues
of language planning and policies in multilingual societies and linguistic landscaping, namely the use of
language in the public sphere. In addition, the relationship between language and politics, as well as language
and media will be discussed. The course also deals with the symbolic role of language in constructing social
class, national, regional, tribal, and ethnic identities.

Výuka: 1x za 14 dní, úterky 16:00-17:30, začátek výuky 19. 9. 2023
výuka naživo: 6.-7. listopadu, 2 odpolední výukové bloky.
Last update: Zezulková Eva (03.07.2023)
Aim of the course

After the course completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts in sociolinguistics
  • Explore and understand the way multilingualism works in Greece and in the Arab world (especially in the Gulf)
  • Understand how sociopolitical ideologies are (re)constructed in the Greek and Arab societies
  • Comprehend the peculiarities of the use of language in Greek and Arab societies with respect to identity
  • Explore and discuss critically media texts pertaining to language and society-related topics in Greece and the Arab world

Last update: Zezulková Eva (29.06.2023)
Course completion requirements

Online midterm exam (30%) consisting of 30 questions. When a student answers a question correctly, he/she is awarded a point for it. To pass the test, the student must reach the score of at least 25 points.

Class participation throughout the semester (20%).

Final exam (50%), which will consist of an individual discussion with the instructor. Each student will be asked to answer two questions within a timeframe of 5 minutes.

Last update: Zezulková Eva (29.06.2023)
Literature

doporučená literatura

MOONEY, Annabelle a Betsy EVANS. Language, society and power : an introduction. Fifth edition. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. xxix, 298. ISBN 9780415786249. info

neurčeno

Albirini, Abdulkafi (2016). Modern Arabic Sociolinguistics: Diglossia, Variation, Codeswitching, Attitudes and Identity. New York: Routledge.

And readings will be assigned to students each week.

Last update: Zezulková Eva (29.06.2023)
Syllabus

WEEK 1: Introduction: LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY AND POWER

WEEK 2: LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY AND POWER

WEEK 3-4: LANGUAGE AND THE MEDIA

WEEK 5-6: LANGUAGE AND POLITICS

WEEK 7-8: LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPES

WEEK 9-10: LANGUAGE, CLASS, TRIBE, ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL CAPITAL

WEEK 11: MULTILIGUALISM & WORLD ENGLISHES

WEEK 12: LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING

WEEK 13-14: CLOSING REMARKS

Last update: Zezulková Eva (29.06.2023)
 
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