|Module title||Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the European Union|
|Module lecturer||dr Barbara Alicja Jańczak|
|Faculty||Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures|
Module aim (aims)
-Introduction to the phenomenon of multilingualism in relation to the diverse linguistic, social and cultural contexts of the European Union and Poland
-Introduction to the theory of multiculturalism and discussion of this phenomenon in the European Union and Poland
- To provide information on EU language policy
- Analysis of EU documents on multilingualism and multiculturalism
- Introducing students to the theory of 'linguistic landscape'
- Shaping awareness of multilingualism and multiculturalism of Poland and the EU
- Shaping sensitivity to the presence of language and multilingualism in public space
-Expanding receptive and active vocabulary on the above mentioned issues
- Developing skills of communication and cooperation in a group
- Shaping the ability to study the phenomena in the above-mentioned areas
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Knowledge of English at the level of B2/C1, knowledge of German - useful but not necessary
Week 1: Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the EU - Introduction
Week 2: Dimensions of Multilingualism
Week 3: Theory of Multiculturalism
Week 4: Critical Period Theory
Week 5: Diglossia
Week 6: Multilingualism in public spaces - Linguistic Landscape
Week 7: Language and Identity
Week 8: Multilingualism in the context of EU language policy
Week 9: Selected documents on multilingualism and multiculturalism: European Charter for Regional of Minority Languages
Week 10: Language minorities in Poland
Week 11 and 12: Multiculturalism of the EU in the context of socio-economic phenomena: migration and integration (cultural and linguistic)
Week 13: Multilingualism and multiculturalism in the family
Week 14: Multilingualism and multiculturalism in education and work
Week 15: Repetition of content
Aronin, L., D. Singleton .2012. Multilingualism. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Auer, P., Wei, Li. (eds.) 2008. Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication. DE GRUYTER MOUTON
Gorter, D. 2006. Linguistic Landscape. A new approach to multilingualism. Clevedon et al.: Multilingual Matters.
Heckmann, F. 2006. Integration and Integration Policies. IMISCOE Network Feasibility Study, Bamberg: efms.
Heckmann, F. 2015. Integration: What makes it work? . In: efms paper 2015-01, Bamberg: efms.
Komorowska, H. 2011. Issues in Promoting Multilingualism. Teaching – Learning – Assessment. Warsaw: Foundation for the Development of the Education System.
Kramsch, C. (2011-06-03). "Are You Another Person When You Speak Another Language?". Berkeley Language Center.
Le Page, R., Tabouret-Keller, A. 1985. Acts of Identity: Creole-Based Approaches to Language and Ethnicity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Pearson, B. Z. 2009. Children with two languages. In E. Bavin (Ed.), Handbook of Child Language (pp. 379-398). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.