Seminar: Vertiefungsmodul Sprachwissenschaft II - English as a Global Language - Details
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Course number ANG.05278.02
Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 12
expected number of participants 30
Home institute Anglistik / Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
Next date Thu , 06.05.2021 10:30 - 12:00, Room: Seminarraum 3 (ehem. SR 2.05) [AKStr.35] (Angl.)
Studiengänge (für) MA Angloamerikanische Literatur, Sprache und Kultur 120 LP
MA Englische Sprache und Literatur 45/75 LP
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via Stud.IP and Löwenportal

Module assignments


This course is designed to provide an overview of the different forms and functions of the
English language throughout the world. Firstly, we will discuss different models of what
makes a global language and we will then go on by working out how and why English came to be a global language by looking at the historical and cultural foundations. As this invokes
different attitudes we will adopt an intranational and an international perspective.
By incorporating native and non-native perspectives we will analyse English as a language of
culture and identification and as an international means of communication (lingua franca) and discuss
the consequences that arise from this development for both mother tongue speakers and learners alike in terms of standard(s), teaching, language ideologies, language policy, etc

Basic reading:
Crystal, David (2012).English as a Global Language. Cambridge: CUP, 2nd ed.
Jenkins, Jennifer (2015). Global Englishes. London: Routledge, 3rd. ed