Advanced seminar: Register, Genre, Style - Details
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Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 22
expected number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Advanced seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu , 15.04.2021 16:15 - 17:45
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

n.a Thursday: 16:15 - 17:45, weekly

Module assignments


The linguistic form of a text or discourse is very much influenced by the situational, institutional context in which it is integrated, by the nature and aims of the participants, by the topical domain, by the type of interaction etc. Thus we find that the register of religious discourse is different from that of scientific discourse, that spoken and written language differ from each other as well as stylistically from other speech/writing depending on the situation (e.g. conversation between friends vs. doctor-patient talk), and that texts may be formed by conventional, but also changing genre makers (e.g. letters > email). The seminar will systematically explore and analyse such differences based on the textbook by Biber & Conrad (2019), which is also one of the books recommended for Staatsexamen preparation.

Reference: Biber, Douglas & Susan Conrad. 2019. Register, Genre, and Style. Cambridge: CUP. (available as Volltext via the OPAC)

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