Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

WiSe 2018/19

Little Words That Matter: Particles and Conjunctions in Interaction (MSK 2)

Uwe KĂĽttner | Mi 10 - 12 Uhr | Raum: 1.19.1.22 | Erste Veranstaltung: 17.10.2018

PULS

IMPORTANT: This course can only be taken in conjunction with Dagmar Barth-Weingarten’s course "Investigating Interaction - Basic Concepts and Methods (MSK 1)" or with Margret Selting’s course "Mündliche Kommunikation, Gesprächsanalyse und Interaktionale Linguistik: Theoretische Grundlagen und Forschungsergebnisse (MSK 1)" at the German Department.

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Despite their enormous frequency of occurrence in everyday talk, particles (little words like "well", "oh", "yeah", "uh huh") have long been overlooked or sidelined in linguistic inquiry. Similarly, conjunctions have received relatively little attention from linguists working with written data or in traditional paradigms. Most commonly (if at all), they have been investigated with respect to the logico-semantic relations they can express when using them to join clauses together to form complex sentences.

However, these little words matter. They are part and parcel of our daily conduct, and they fulfill extremely important social, pragmatic, and interactional functions in spoken interaction. They are the “seen-but-unnoticed” grease for the interactional engine. Like gravity, they are so natural and self-evident to us that we sometimes tend to overlook them and forget about their existence, despite being surrounded by them (and even using them ourselves) all the time.

In this course, we will explore some of the ways in which these little words matter in spoken interaction. Using Conversation Analytic (CA) & Interactional Linguistic (IL) methods, we will investigate which social, pragmatic, and/or interactional functions they can fulfill and how they help us to manage certain recurrent interactional tasks.

Literatur

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Leistungspunkterwerb

Students are required to make regular active contributions to the course and to participate in a small-scale guided research project on a particular aspect relating to the course topic. The research project will have to be documented in a commented research log.

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
MT Fremdsprachenlinguistik 2011
  2131 
Pragmatik, Englisch: Vertiefungsmodul Text- und Diskurslinguistik
3
2
ja
  2133 
Diskurslinguistik, Englisch: Vertiefungsmodul Text- und Diskurslinguistik
3
2
ja
  5132 
KOL: Struktur- und Funktionsanalyse gesprochener Interaktion, Sprache in Erwerb und Kommunikation: Analyse und Beschreibung mĂĽndlicher Kommunikation
3
2
ja
MT Linguistik: Kommunikation - Variation - Mehrsprachigkeit 2012
  1022 
Seminar, MSK 2, M2 MĂĽndliche und schriftliche Kommunikation (MSK)
3
2
nein

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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