551.311 (18W) Themes in Linguistics: "Political Discourse"

Wintersemester 2018/19

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LV-Titel englisch
Themes in Linguistics: "Political Discourse"
LV-Art
Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
5 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
04.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Participants will get insight into how political discourse functions.

Participants will be able to apply linguistic methods to the analysis of political discourse.

 

Lehrmethodik

Interactive lecture and group work.

Inhalt/e

This seminar will provide an opportunity to take a closer look at political language. In particular, we will focus on politicians’ use of language as a persuasive means to obtain consensus and reach certain goals. In class, we will analyze how politicians can influence people’s minds through their use of different linguistic strategies. Special emphasis will be put on detecting rhetorical tools in political speeches and on identifying the important roles of metaphors in political discourse. 

Topics:

Oratory and public speaking

Rhetorical appeals: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Political speeches

Textual arrangement

Figures of speech

Metaphor: language and the mind

Political language and political cultures

Linguistic models for understanding political discourse and political cultures

Literatur

Information on relevant literature will be provided in class.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Linguistics (Wahlfach)
      • 2.1 Themes in Linguistics ( 0.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 551.311 Themes in Linguistics: "Political Discourse" (2.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 11W.1)
    • Fach: Applied Linguistics (Wahlfach)
      • Themes in „Applied Linguistics“ ( 0.0h KU / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 551.311 Themes in Linguistics: "Political Discourse" (2.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)

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