[PLing] Vortrag Prof. Jenny Cook-Gumperz

Klingseis, Katharina Katharina.Klingseis at wu.ac.at
Wed Apr 27 15:26:34 CEST 2016

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

hier kommt noch das Abstract zum angekündigten Vortrag:

Prof. Jenny Cook-Gumperz (UC Santa Barbara)

Communicative competence in an era of super-diversity
As Steven Vertovec (2014) comments ,his original aim in introducing the concept "super-diversity''
intended to address the changing nature of global migration that over the past 30 years or so, has brought with it a ''diversification of diversity''. This has occurred not just in terms of movements of people reflecting more ethnicities, languages and countries of origin, but also in respect to a multiplication of variables that affect where, how and with whom people live. This thematic concept has been taken up recently in many social science disciplines to explore the rapid pace of social change and global realingments of nations. from the standpoint of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, Blommaert and Rampton (2012) have built on the concept to expose not only deficiencies in the analysis of social policies affecting multilingualism in social institutions but also to call for a re-consideration of some of the basic tenets of sociolinguistics. Sociolinguistics founded on the premise that linguistics needed to pay attention to diversity of languages spoken by people in real life settings across a multiplicity of places, ethnicities and cultures, began life in a post-colonial world after the social upheavals of World War 2. (Gumperz and Cook-Gumperz 2008.) And central to sociolinguistics is the concept of ''communicative competence''. Although Hymes initially gave only a limited delineation of this concept, focusing on its contrast with Chomskyan linguistic competence, explanation in his "Foundations of Sociolinguistics" (1974) emphasized simply "the need for a child to be able to participate in its society as not only a speaking but also participating member." Over time communicative competence has found resonance with everyday explanations about language in social interaction, as its uses shifted from its original intent as part of Hymes' descriptive sociolinguistics to become part of applied linguistics, then language pedagogy (Byam
1997). Some of the later uses lead to criticisms of the concept itself. The papers in this panel re-examine this issue by exploring the sociolinguistic diversity characteristic of much urban life, where daily living requires understanding the pragmatics of more than one language and more than one world view. As a result we need to look again at some of the basic assumptions that we make in ''doing sociolinguistics'' and working with pragmatics of everyday language. The papers will explore these ideas in analysis of situational data from very different global urban settings.

Jenny Cook-Gumperz ist Professorin an der University of California Santa Barbara

Mit besten Grüßen,
Katharina Klingseis
Von: Klingseis, Katharina
Gesendet: 27 апреля 2016 г. 10:47
An: 'PLing at lists.univie.ac.at'
Betreff: Vortrag Prof. Jenny Cook-Gumperz

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir möchten Sie herzlich einladen zu folgendem Vortrag im Rahmen des Linguistikzirkels am Dept. für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation der WU:

Prof. Jenny Cook-Gumperz (UC Santa Barbara): “Communicative competence in an era of super-diversity”

Ort: Campus WU, Gebäude D2 Eingang C Raum D2 0.038
Datum: 23. Juni 2016, Zeit 18.15 – 20.00

Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie beim Vortrag von Prof. Cook-Gumperz begrüßen zu dürfen!

Mit besten Grüßen,

Nadine Thielemann und Katharina Klingseis

Dr.in Katharina Klingseis
Institut für Slawische Sprachen
WU Wien
Tel. +43-1-313 36-4115

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