Guest lecture May 9th
Don't forget the guest lecture by Don Kulick at 14:15 on Monday 9th of May. It will be held in Engelska Parken 9:2027, which is a bit tricky to find. You enter the doors leading to the phonetics labs (Chomsky and Turing) and follow the corridor around to the left.
Learning outcomes: Språk, kultur och tanke
Spring 2016, Michael Dunn (teacher)
According to the syllabus
On successful completion of this course (i.e. a passing grade) the student should at least be able to:
1. Explain common and distinctive features of the world's languages with a focus on the relationship between language, culture and thought
2. Highlight the close relationship between language, culture and thought from different perspectives, such as language structure, conversation patterns, language development, translation and literature.
3. Explain the main theories about the relationship between language and thought and language and culture
4. Discuss the relationship between language and identity using relevant linguistic terms and illustrate the argument with your own examples
5. Describe the differences between unwritten and written language and culture
6. Highlight using concrete examples relationships between some metaphors and their culture-specific features
7. Apply theoretical knowledge in the analysis of the given linguistic material
8. Present your analyses in a scientific way
For this semester
Item (2): We will have a particular focus on language structure, rather than conversation, translation or literature.
- You should show familiarity with modern empirical approaches to investigating the relationship between language and cognition
- You should be able to describe and critically analysis psycholinguistic experiments testing hypotheses linking language, culture and thought
- You should be able to explain different forms of the linguistic relativity hypothesis, and describe the empirical evidence for and against
Items (6) and (7): This means you will need to:
- Analyse and critically review articles and chapters about the relationship between language, culture and thought