Seminar: Language & Persuasion - Details
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General information

Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 23
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu , 15.04.2021 10:15 - 11:45
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

n.a Thursday: 10:15 - 11:45, weekly

Module assignments


"How can we get someone to behave in a way that they initially did not intend? And how can we change what our interlocutor is thinking about a certain issue? One option is to employ physical force. The alternative, far more reasonable and less violent, is to use language to ‘convince’, ‘persuade’, ‘cajole, or ‘coax’ our counterpart into a certain behavior or way of mind. These are activities we engage in constantly, usually without even consciously thinking about them. It is words which have the power to mold and influence opinions, attitudes, and thus, in the end behavior." (Rüdiger & Dayter 2020).

In this seminar, we will take an in-depth look at current linguistic strategies and methods designed to reveal and track the ways in which we persuade and manipulate in a range of different spoken and written text genres. Let's explore the fascinating world of linguistic persuasion this summer term!

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The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Vertiefungsmodul BA: HS".
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