Spring 2017  |  LING 5462 Section 001: Field Research in Spoken Language (51533)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Elliott Hall S225
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Transcribing/analyzing talk and movement related to talk. Applying concepts to recorded conversations. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
Class Description:
LING 5462 Field Research in Spoken Language In this course we will investigate language in its "natural habitat," everyday talk, and investigate how participants use talk, gaze, gesture, body orientation and back channel utterances ("Uh huh," "Yeah," etc.) to make sense of one another conduct in real-life social interaction. We will investigate how co-participants use these resources to give attention, indicate listenership, and coordinate turn changes. We will also examine how speakers use prosody (changes in pitch and voice quality), laughter, gesture, body posture and timing to involve their listeners, complement/supplement their verbal messages, achieve co-tellership, negotiate opinions, and embody performances of emotion/ assessment. The course will include hands-on practice in transcription of verbal and nonverbal behavior (hand, head, eye, facial expression and body movement) using computer software to analyze intonation and pause, and frame-by-frame video analysis. We will also practice identifying and characterizing gestures (iconic, metaphoric, deictic, and beat) and analyze their role in introducing referents, information presentation, topic structuring, repair, word searches, etc. Our data will come from conversations in a variety of languages, including English, Japanese, Ilokano, and German.
Grading:
30% Written Homework
30% Class Participation
40% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: Major paper, abstract, presentation; 30% Written homework and data collection
Exam Format:
No exams
Class Format:
40% Lecture
30% Discussion
Workload:
40-50 Pages Reading Per Week
1 Paper(s)
Other Workload: Pages Writing per Term: paper (undergrad 10-15, grad 20-30) + homework
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=LING5462~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2015

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