Course: Media Linguistics

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Course title Media Linguistics
Course code KNJ/MELI
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Weber Tilo, Dr. phil. habil. Ph.D.
Course content

Learning activities and teaching methods
Written assignment presentation and defence, Individual consultation, Lecture, Students' portfolio, Students' self-study
Learning outcomes
Languages have always been influenced by the media. The introduction of modern press in the fifteenth century marked an epochal transformation. From the 1990s to the present, we have seen a fundamental change in the field of communication. The Internet, and the associated new forms of communication, are increasingly influencing the way we interact with each other. The main part of the seminar consists of "new media" and related questions: What forms of communication have developed over the last fifteen years? How do they differ from traditional forms of communication? What is the relationship between written and spoken language and how do these two modalities interact? How do people in modern society communicate with each other in the context of "social media"?


Assessment methods and criteria
Written assignment, Presentation of acquired knowledge via paper

Recommended literature
  • ANDROUTSOPOULOS, Jannis. Medienlinguistik. Sprachwissenschaftliche Zugänge zur Medienanalyse. Tübingen, 2014. ISBN 978-3-823-36805-2.
  • MARX, Konstanze, WEIDACHER, Georg. Internetlinguistik ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch. Tübingen, 2014. ISBN 9783823368090.
  • SCHMITZ, Ulrich. Einführung in die Medienlinguistik. 2015. ISBN 978-3-534-26377-6.

Study plans that include the course
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