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Language, Culture and Thought, 7.5 c

Course code:5LN245, Report code:07748, 50%, DAG, NML
week: 13 - 22 Semester: Spring 2016 (2016-03-28 - 2016-06-05)

This course is part of a joint section.

Course registration

Registration for this course is done via roll call.

Time of registration: 2016-03-30 time 10.15 - 12.00

Place of registration: 2-0028, Engelska parken

Information for admitted students

Registration takes place at the first lecture or seminar. Students who are conditionally admitted need to prove they are eligible to the course before they can be registered.
If you are unable to participate in the first class you need to contact the responsible teacher (se contact information in the teacher list to the left.)

Information for reserves

Students who have applied late will be automatically placed on queue, and will be contacted by the department by email (from info@lingfil.uu.se) if they can be offered a place on the course. The email will be sent to the address given at the time of application. Please ensure that email address is valid.

Contact information

If you have any questions about registration, please contact:
Email: info@lingfil.uu.se

Information about student accounts

To take this course you must have a student account. As an admitted you can activate your student account via www.uu.se/konto.

Collaboration information

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.

/ Michael

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