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160158PS Further course from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics I (2017S)

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Crisis, precariousness and liminality

Examination-immanent course

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  • Registration of Sa 04.02.2017 08:00 to Sun 19.02.2017 12:00
  • Registration of Tue 21.02.2017 3pm to Tu 28.02.2017 15:00
  • Deregistration until Tu 28.02.2017 15:00

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Appointments (iCal) - the next appointment is marked with an N.

Thursday, March 9th, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, March 16, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday 23.03.12: 30-14: 00 Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a 1st floor
Thursday, March 30, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, April 6th, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, April 27, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday May 4th, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, May 11, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, May 18th, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, June 1st, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, June 8th, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, June 22nd, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor
Thursday, June 29, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Seminar room 3 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor

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Objectives, content and method of the course

In recent years there has been a lot of talk of "crises": We have had several "economic crises", "banking crises", a "Greek crisis" and, most recently, the so-called "refugee crisis" (to name just a selection; the German reference corpus does not list less than 8264 common media word forms from the "eagle crisis" to the "Cyprus crisis"). There seems to be a "permanence of the crisis" (Popper): crises no longer represent states of exception from "normality", they have, it seems, become "normality" themselves. But what does "crisis" mean? How is this concept (originating from medicine) determined in the media discourse? What makes a situation or development a "crisis"? What function do "crises" have in discourse? What are "crisis discourses"? (How) are "crises" related to the self-determination and self-positioning of actors? How are crises assessed in media discourses: exclusively negative or, as with Karl Popper, as a prerequisite for necessary change? In this introductory seminar we would like to deal intensively with such questions. We will deal theoretically with the concept of crisis and the related concepts of liminality (borderline experience) and precariousness (difficult situation), which have recently been increasingly discussed in applied linguistics; we will discuss the results of linguistic crisis (discourse) research and even analyze a recent media "crisis discourse" with discourse linguistic means. In the course of the semester, the seminar participants should develop their own research questions on this topic, which they will ultimately pursue as part of a proseminar paper.

Type of performance control and permitted aids

Attendance, participation, organization of meetings with a presentation, written work

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of discourse-linguistic theories and methods, advanced skills in the analysis of media discourses

Examination material

Lecture, presentations, joint reading and discussion of theoretical texts, analyzes in plenary sessions and in working groups

literature

Martin Wengeler / Alexander Ziem (ed.): Linguistic constructions of crises. Interdisciplinary perspectives on an ongoing phenomenon. Bremen: Hempen-Verlag 2013; further literature will be announced in the first meeting.

Assignment in the course catalog

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