Principles of Language Survey Details
Arrival: Sunday, 01. March 2020. Class begins on Monday, 02. March, at 08:00.
Departure: Saturday, 28. March 2020. Class ends at 12.00; departure is after lunch.
Surveys are often needed to assess the status of a language for those who speak it. This could be to help determine if a language development program might be started and its scope, to help a community assess status and progress during the course of a program, or survey might be conducted well after the program has ended.
Principles of Language Survey is a course designed to help students develop an understanding of the principles that lie behind language surveys. Specifically,
By the end of this course students will be able to describe the linguistic and sociolinguistic criteria that can be used to identify languages and dialects and to determine the extensibility of existing literature in multilingual situations. They will be able to explain the methods used in language surveys to discover ethnolinguistic identity, assess language vitality, determine linguistic similarity, measure inherent intelligibility, evaluate bilingual proficiency, and describe language attitudes and patterns of language use. They will be able to select the type of survey most relevant for a given situation and to relate the requirements of survey to the methods and sampling techniques appropriate for that survey. They will be able to read and evaluate language survey reports. They will be able to conduct secondary research and to develop the proposal and initial plan for a language survey. They will be able to explain how survey fits into the larger picture of language assessment and which role ongoing assessment plays.
This course assumes that the student has already been introduced to basic sociolinguistic concepts (such as in a course like Language and Society). The course focuses on principles rather than the details of methodology. It assumes that students who go on to conduct language surveys will receive further training in methodology as part of an on-field internship.
For more details about this course contact Dr. Angela Kluge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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IBAN: DE 10 3506 0190 1013 440014
Note: Course Principles of Language Survey
Fresh’n‘ up – Fresh ideas for language learners in a rut Details
The course is intended for people who have made a start with a foreign language and feel they got stuck in a rut. It is based on Greg Thomson´s „Growing Participator Approach“ (GPA).
- Reading assignments that encourage the students to think through their personal language learning situation
- Individual coaching
The students gain new ideas for their specific language learning situation, so they can keep learning with new courage and make progress.
How does it work?
During the course you receive short articles and some questions that make you think through your situation and the reasons for getting stuck. You then receive many ideas for activities that you can carry out with a mother tongue speaker. During the duration of the course you meet regularly with a native speaker to try out the new ideas and activities.
The consultant is in regular email contact with you and will try to make the course as relevant as possible for your specific needs.
- Access to a mother tongue speaker of the language you are learning, somebody who is willing and available to spend time with you in conversation
- Access to email
- A recording device with which you can record and play back spoken language
Start date and duration of the course
You agree individually with the consultant when you want to start.
If you can spend 6–8 hours per week on the course (about half of which with the mother tongue speaker, the other half by yourself), then you should be able to get through the course in about 6–8 weeks.
IBAN: DE 10 3506 0190 1013 440014
Note: Course Fresh’n‘ up
New Testament Exegesis Details
This course if offered through the Centre for Linguistic, Translation and Literacy (CLTL) at Redcliffe College. E-mail correspondence with the course leader, who comes from Germany, may take place in either German or English. The coursework itself may also be completed in either language.