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European Languages and Cultures
The course explores the relationship between concepts of language and culture and the languages of Europe from a historical and sociolinguistic perspective. The course intends to help students identify and be critical of the diﬀerent cultural, political and social conﬂicts and developments created, documented and challenged by language. Students will analyze literary, ﬁlmic and other cultural texts together with contextual, conceptual and theoretical sources. This is a general education course belonging to the Arts and Humanities domain. Although the course does not have prerequisites, students are preferably of junior standing.
University of the Philippines Diliman Department of European Languages College of Arts and Letters A.Y. 2012-2013 1st semester EL 50 THX Tue/Thu 14.030-16.00 PM CAL 412 EL 50 THY Tue/Thu 16.00-17.30 PM CAL 412 3 units Richard Karl Deang FC 3107 +63 2 981 8500 local 2214 firstname.lastname@example.org Consultation Hours Tue/Thu 8.00 AM - 13.00 PM Facebook Group EL 50 20122 email@example.com
• • • • to cultivate a capacity for independent, critical and creative thinking through aesthetic and interpretive modes of inquiry to broaden intellectual and cultural horizons by exposing the students to diverse European languages and cultures and their contributions to the construction of the world to raise cross-cultural awareness through the study of multi-cultural diversity while developing a deeper sense of nationalism to encourage students to understand real-life issues concerning language and culture by drawing knowledge not only from language and literary studies but also from other disciplines to infuse a passion for learning with a high sense of social engagement and moral and intellectual integrity
Our oﬃcial language policy will favor plurilingualism, but I will mainly use Filipino and English in my lectures. All written assignments may be submitted in any of the languages that I can read: Filipino, French, English, Italian, Kapampangan or Spanish.
The rubrics for grading each assignment will be available in a separate document. Participation 20% This is not a lecture course. I will be talking a lot throughout the semester, but I expect you to contribute to class discussions as well. I do not require you to say incredibly brilliant things. All I ask is that you read the required readings, and that you talk about what you think of what you have read. I will give surprise quizzes if I think most of the class is not keeping up with the reading assignments. Reﬂection papers 20% Exactly 1 page each. Times New Roman, size 12, MLA style. One for each of the following texts, except for the text on which you will deliver your report: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, La otra conquista, Tintin au Congo, Things Fall Apart, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. We will discuss the format of these papers on 15 January 2013. Final examination 20% The two-hour ﬁnal examination should demonstrate your ability to synthesize the diﬀerent concepts we have learned in class through guided essays. Creative report 20% This is 30-minute oral report on an assigned cultural text, including a creative interpretation of the text. I expect more than a Keynote/Powerpoint presentation and a prepared script for this assignment. Final research paper 20% Develop one of your written papers or your report into an eight-page ﬁnal research paper. You may likewise write a research paper on another cultural text, with my approval. We will talk about this in further detail on 5 March 2013.
01 17. “Introduction: Thinking and Reading Critically. “The Second Death of Latin.” 2. Activities and References 0. The Queen's English Anderson. “Language and Cultural Identity. “Language and Nationalism.2. 2008) ☆ How to write a reﬂection paper ☆ How not to plagiarize 2. 2008) 3. 68-90. INTRODUCTION 08. language spread.11 15. 1.Y. EUROPE 20-22.12 language and religion Ecclesiastical Latin German Castillian Catalan Basque 13. “Europe: Conceptualizing a Continent. German: The Birth of a Language and a Religion Sanders. “Three Thousand Years of Solipsism: The Adventures of Greek.12 language prestige.12 2. Crystal. 2012-13 I COURSE OUTLINE Refer to page 4 of this syllabus for full bibliographic information.11 29.” 1-26.” 2-16.” 37-46. What Is Culture? 0. EMPIRES language standardization. The Grandeur That Was Rome. “The 'Castilianisation” Process: The Emergence of Spanish as Dominant Language.” –––. The Idea of Europe Pagden. language contact.1. linguistic purism. “Bible German and the Birth of a Standard Language. What Is Language? Kramsch. 2 .0. The Glory That Was Greece..4. culture.11 0.1. identity 27. linguistic nationism English Norman French European identity liberal education Concepts Languages 13.EL 50 European Languages and Cultures A. –––.≥ Topics. “The Origins of National Consciousness. civilization language. “What Do We Lose When a Language Dies? And Who Cares?” 215-228. “Why Do Languages Die?” Language Death.3. linguistic separatism 08-10. McGowin.” language change.12 2.” 65-78.” 33-54. “The Rise of English as a National Language.11 culture. language shift.01 04.11 Auberge espagnole [Spanish Apartment] (France. language vs. Holiday recess language and power. Ostler. “The First Death of Latin. language death (1) Ancient Greek Latin 11. Ostler. NATIONS 06. “The Dawn of Purism.” 315-321. What Is EL 50? Language and culture in the general education program of UP 0.. Which Spanish for Spain? Mar-Molinero. dialect French Ch’ti 15. Napoli and Lee-Schoenfeld.01 Viewing: Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis [Welcome to the Sticks] (France. 2.1.” 24-37. 2002) ☆ How to analyze a ﬁlm Group activity 1.01 ☆ How to think and read critically Goshgarian.2.2. French and the Frenchiﬁcation of France Nadeau and Barlow.” 17-26. 1.” Report/Paper 1: Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis [Welcome to the Sticks] (France.
One World.” 1-24.02 19. Report/Paper 3: Tintin au Congo [Tintin in the Congo] (Belgium. “The 'Castilianisation” Process: The Emergence of Spanish as Dominant Language. diaspora.2. Report/Paper 2: La otra conquista [The Other Conquest] (Mexico. The Many Voices of Europe Gal.” English as a Global Language. 86-122.3.” Report/Paper 6: Julia Álvarez. CONCLUSION course integration 21. Isang Diwa? McEachern. “Speak White” (Québec. “Bebot” (USA. hybridity English Igbo cultural assimilation colonial discourse French linguistic imperialism (1). “Tool for an Empire. “The Uses of English” (Nigeria) 21.01 29. The British Empire: Where the Sun Never Set Crystal. “Why English? The Cultural Foundation.01 Film viewing: La otra conquista [The Other Conquest] (Mexico.4. ☆ How to read a poem Michèle Lalonde. “Migration.3. “The Francophonie. globalization. linguistic hegemony.” Manarpaac. language and cognition French 12. God.02 Report/Paper 4: Chinua Achebe.03 5.Y. “Language Death: Coming to a Filipino Town Near You. 1968) 4. “When I Was a Child. Minorities and Multilingualism: Language Ideologies in Europe.03 5. THE WORLD 26. 1991) ☆ How to write a research paper in the humanities 4. translation and interpretation German the languages of the Europe 5. One Language! (?) Crystal.03 3 . “Kapampangan Lexical Borrowing from Tagalog: Endangerment rather than Enrichment. linguistic imperialism (2) writing back mimicry. THE PHILIPPINES 14. 1958) 4.02 4.” 192-211. Or Is English Enough? Deutscher. Culture and Thought. “Why English? The Cultural Legacy. The “Civilizing” Mission of France Nadeau and Barlow.2. 2000) 3. Isang Bansa.02 07.01 05.1. Nadeau and Barlow.1. Gold. code-switching English Esperanto Interlingua Latin American/ US Spanish 28. Aling Wika para sa Pilipinas? De la Peña. 2011-12 I Topics.2.02 Reading break 3.” 6.02 4.” 05. Things Fall Apart (Nigeria. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (USA. linguicism.” course integration Spanish Philippine English Tagalog/ Pilipino/Filipino Kapampangan the languages of the Philippines The Black Eyed Peas.02 Akinwumi Isola.” Pangilinan. 1989) 12-14. “Spanish in a Global Era. language and the Internet migration. Activities and References 22-24.EL 50 European Languages and Cultures A. The Francophonie. Dealers and Hookers: Hispanophobia in the United States Mar-Molinero.1. “Language.” 26-37. language death (2) Spanish Quechua Concepts Languages 31.” 338-358. 72-85. “The Spanish-English Language War. language choice. 2000) ☆ How to read a novel Reading break 3. Of Gangsters.03 plurilingualism.03 language policy. Glory: Spanish in the “New” World Mar-Molinero. I Spake as a Child: On the Limits of a National Language Policy.03 07. 2006) 19.” English as a Global Language.
Lalonde. 2000. The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World. Exploring Language. ed. V. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. “Language Death: Coming to a Filipino Town Near You. physical impairment. please inform me at the beginning of the course.0 for the course. The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union. Robert. 12th ed. Tintin au Congo. Phillipson. Crystal. OTHER CLASS POLICIES Attendance No more than six absences will be allowed. English as a Global Language. In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation. ed. Imagined Communities: Reﬂections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Minorities and Multilingualism: Language Ideologies in Europe. London: Routledge. Boston. Do not forget the motto of the Iskolar ng Bayan: “Honor and Excellence. “When I Was a Child. Martin's Griﬃn. De la Peña. Language and Culture. London: Routledge. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents. 2000. 4 . Goshgarian. Anthony Pagden. Nadeau. a Language. 1999. Mesthrie. New York: Anchor. U of Asia and the Paciﬁc. and a Culture. Rev.” Special needs If you have special needs (learning. Anthony. MA: Wadsworth. Claire. 2nd ed. Victoria. Ma. The Story of French. Clare. McGowin. Jean-Benoit and Julie Barlow. 2011-12 I BIBLIOGRAPHY Literature (any unabridged edition may be used) Achebe. Dictionary of Languages.” Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary Perspectives. 2002. Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis. Contextual/theoretical/conceptual sources Anderson. Michèle. –––. Benedict. Graphic novel Hergé. New York: Longman. New York: Harper Collins. 2008. etc. 2010. plagiarism or any other form of academic dishonesty (including any attempt or participation) will not be tolerated and will be forwarded to the Student Disciplinary Tribunal for appropriate action and will entail a ﬁnal grade of 5. Nicholas.0 for assignments that are submitted late.EL 50 European Languages and Cultures A. “Speak White. Bautista and Kingsley Bolton. Oxford: Oxford UP. 1998. Rev. Alister. Mar-Molinero. Oxford: Oxford UP.” Linguistic Society of the Philippines Annual Conference. Ruth H. Guy. Kramsch. Language Death.” Linguae et Litterae 20-21. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP. Ana Demeurt and William L. Susan. 9th ed. 2011. Sanders. 2010. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Diﬀerent in Other Languages. Rajend. Oxford: Oxford UP. Andrew. German: Biography of a Language. Ostler. –––. ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Fromkin. Linguistic Imperialism. “The Spanish-English Language War. PDF ﬁle.” Language Ideologies. 2010. Things Fall Apart. Manarpaac. 1992. Oxford: Elsevier Science. Clare Mar-Molinero and Patrick Stevenson. London: Verso. References Dalby. 2nd ed.). 2006.” Films Auberge espagnole. Deutscher. 2005. 19 May 2012. Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics.4-5 (2001): 6-28.Y. English-Only Europe?: Challenging Language Policy. David.0 if majority of the absences are unexcused and DRP if majority of the absences are excused. Julia. Pasig. 2002. Note that every absence will severely aﬀect your ﬁnal grade. Seven absences will warrant a grade of 5. Submissions I will deduct the equivalent of 1. Chinua.” Ed. Gal. Mesthrie. D. McEachern. Introducing Sociolinguistics. Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World. I Spake as a Child: On the Limits of a National Language Policy. Firth. “Migration. Inform me in advance if you cannot make it to a deadline. New York: Columbia UP. ed. Policies and Practices: Language and the Future of Europe. Pagden. Álvarez. New York: St. Academic integrity Cheating. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 2008. ed. Ed. Robert Rodman and Nina Hyams. 2003. New York: Metropolitan Books. Joan Swann. 2003. 2006. S. Leap. Lourdes S. Gary. 2001. 2009. An Introduction to Language.
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