FF:ROM1B133 Minority Languages - Course Information
ROM1B133 Minority Languages in EuropeFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Alessandro Bitonti, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Christophe Gérard L. Cusimano
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
- each odd Tuesday 10:00–11:40 G21
- The only pre-requisite is at least the A2 competence in English language. According to the capacity, students of other departments can enroll in the course.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- The course deals with the situation of the Lesser Used Languages, also called Regional Languages, in the European Union. The perspective of the project is both linguistic and sociological. At the end of the course students should be able to understand, interpret and crate materials on the European, national and regional policies and sociolinguistic features of the languages involved.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course students should be able to understand, interpret and crate materials on the European, national and regional policies and sociolinguistic features of the languages involved.
- The topics of the course will be: • language status, power and prestige, • attitudes on minority languages and groups, • language policies for minority languages, • sociolinguistic domains of regional languages, • endogenous and exogenous linguistic features, • economic and social power of languages.
- required literature
- Minority languages and group identitycases and categories. Edited by John Edwards. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2010. ix, 231 p. ISBN 9789027288684. info
- WOEHRLING, Jean-Marie. The European charter for regional or minority languages : a critical commentary. Translated by Patricia Wheeler. Strasbourg: Council of Europe publishing, 2005. 301 s. ISBN 9287155720. info
- recommended literature
- Urban multilingualism in Europeimmigrant minority languages at home and school. Edited by Guus Extra - Kutlay Yaégmur. Buffalo: Multilingual Matters, 2004. x, 428 p. ISBN 1853597805. info
- Sustaining linguistic diversityendangered and minority languages and language varieties. Edited by Kendall A. King. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2008. viii, 238. ISBN 1589011929. info
- National, regional and minority languages in Europecontributions to the annual conference 2009 of EFNIL in Dublin. Edited by Gerhard Stickel. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2011. 191 p. ISBN 9783653009514. info
- Maintenance, revitalization and development of minority Languages : theoretical basis and practical measures : Bautten, 16.17. April 1999 (Souběž.) : Zdźerženje, rewitalizacija a wuwiće mjeńšinowych rěčow : teoretiske zakłady a praktiske naprawy : Budyši. info
- not specified
- LULCL II 2008 : proceedings of the second colloquium on Lesser used languages and computer linguistics : Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 13th-14th November, 2008. Edited by Verena Lyding. Bolzano: Eurac, 2009. 199 s. ISBN 9788888906522. info
- Teaching methods
- The teaching approach is CLIL based (Content and Language Integrated Learning) with peculiar attention to the elaboration of tasks for the development of cognitive, cultural, content and communicative competences in the field of minority languages. Classes will be held in English in a computer room with the support of digital technologies.
- Assessment methods
- The course will be taught one hour per week, for a total number of 12 hours to the students of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The number of credits is 2 with a Z (započet) completion. The exam consists in the production of a project work. Attendance is compulsory.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.