Language and Media
In this ELLO-module you can investigate the interplay of language and media both from a macro-sociolinguistic and a micro-sociolinguistic point of view. Some questions will include, but not be limited to, whether the media have any influence on linguistic change, if there is a third communication mode between spoken and written, if media discourse is actually special, how the media influence public discourse, if at all, and whether the media can to lead to a "World English".
All modules of Selected Subfields are divided into 3 areas: focus and content, exercises and tools & extras. Note that under focus and content you find the core content, which contains a fixed compilation of content on the respective field of linguistics (this information e.g. is always covered in seminars/lectures on this topic), and the extended content which will be augmented from time to time with content that is more specific (hence not necessarily covered in a seminar/lecture on this topic.)
Use the various short texts and attached exercises in each module in addition to your textbooks and make use of our extensive annotated reading lists and tools to improve your knowledge according to your needs. All subfields in the area focus and content are linked to several exercises, designed for the respective topics in three degrees of difficulty. You can either work through the texts and attached exercises in the given order or you can move on directly to the area exercises to improve your skills where necessary.