Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity in Foreign Language Studies

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Hans Lauge Hansen
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 246 pages
In the last part of the twentieth century, the human sciences witnessed three paradigmatic turns' that made it possible to comprehend each individual discipline in the light of a unitary object of study, the text: the pragmatic turn within linguistics, the linguistic turn within historical and cultural studies, and the cultural turn within literary studies. Combined with the more comprehensive nature of the texts studied (the mass media, postcolonial studies, etc.), reflection on the theoretical approach is more important today than ever as a means of interdisciplinary practice across both disciplines and languages. Most of the contributions in this book were originally presented at a conference on Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity in Foreign Language Studies. The conference took place at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, 19-20 September 2003 and was organised by The Language and Culture Network. Founded in 2002, the network promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between the traditional branches of Foreign Language Studies.
 

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Contents

Discussions on the Theoretical Foundation of Foreign Language Studies
14
A Social and Cultural View of Language
21
Philology of the Future Futures of Philology
35
Cognitive Models Language and Thought in Cultural
51
A Novel Look at Traditional Disciplines of Foreign Language Studies
65
The study of literature Does
77
Cultural Orientation and Interdisciplinarity The German
91
Advanced literacy Bridging traditions in the study
105
Inge Degn Lisbeth Verstraete Hansen Anne Magnussen Jens Rahbek
131
Construction Grammar and Second
151
Challenging the Boundaries Exploring the Interface
169
Narratives of Natives The construction of the Other
183
Narrating Postcolonial Nations Reading
197
Studies of postcolonialism
211
African Literature Today The Stakes
229
List of Authors
242

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Foreign Language Studies
121

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