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2021 Spring

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION - COM201 Spring 2021


Course
Karen Grunow-Harsta
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Here is the course outline:

1. Lecture 1 Course Introduction, Language & Communication

Course Introduction Language & Communication • Human & Non-human communication • Verbal & Non-verbal communication & Cultural contrasts

2. Lecture 2 Language & Culture

Language & Culture: What is culture? Politeness & Face Address & Greetings Culture Clash

3. Lecture 3: Language & the Mind: Linguistic Determinism & Relativity

Language & the Mind: Linguistic Determinism & Relativity

4. Lecture 4 Conversation

Conversation: Principles & Maxims Relevance theory

5. Lecture 5: Languages & Dialects

Languages & Dialects: Definitions Variation Continuums Prescriptivism & Descriptivism Language & Symbolic Capital

6. Lecture 6: Linguistic Codes and Codeswitching

Linguistic Codes: Speech Communities Bilingualism & Multilingualism Code Switching & Mixing

7. Lecture 7 Language & Gender

Language & Gender: Grammatical & Biological Gender Male -Female Codes cross-culturally Genderlects

8. Lecture 8 Language & Identity

Language & Identity: Speech Networks & communities Common Ground & Memes Constructing Ethnicity Crossing Reclaiming terms

9. Lecture 9: Language Contact

Language Contact: Multiethnolects Lingua franca Pidgins Creoles

10. Lecture 10 Language Change

Language Change: Shift Linguistic Imperialism Endangerment & Death

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