Sociolinguistic approaches to intercultural communication

Course Information
TitleΚοινωνιογλωσσολογικές προσεγγίσεις της διαπολιτισμικής επικοινωνίας / Sociolinguistic approaches to intercultural communication
Title in GermanSociolinguistic approaches to intercultural communication
SchoolGerman Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600021283

Programme of Study: PMS Diapolitismikī Epikoinōnía

Registered students: 31
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • understand the basic concepts related to the social and cultural function of linguistic phenomena • perceive the active role of language in the construction of social and cultural identities • perceive the ways natiional and ethnic identities are constructed in various aspects of public discourse • use the sociolinguistic research methodologies to critical consider the ethnocultural stereotypes for the promotion of intercultural awareness.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces students to sociolinguistic approaches to intercultural communication. Sociolinguistics examines language as a social practice, focusing on its role in constructing various social identities (gender, age, nationality, ethnicity). In this context, we deal with constructionist and critical discourse analytic approaches, which see identities as social actions that are shaped through discourse (language, other semiotic systems) in specific contexts, drawing on examples from intercultural communicative settings. Emphasis will be given on the ways in which national and ethnic identities are constructed in various aspects of public discourse (e.g. news media, television fiction, advertising), with the aim to critically examine ethnocultural stereotypes for the promotion of intercultural awareness.
cultural identities, discourse analysis, interculturalism, national and ethnic identities, sociolinguistics
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of Information and Communication Technologies in teaching the course: Projector Using ICT in communicating with students: Using email and elearning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment80.753.2
Written assigments80.753.2
Student Assessment
Written assignments Oral presentation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Μπουκάλα, Σ. & Στάμου, Α.Γ. (Επιμ.) (2020). Κριτική Ανάλυση Λόγου: (Απο)δομώντας την ελληνική πραγματικότητα. Αθήνα: Νήσος. Piller, I. (2017). Intercultural communication: A critical introduction (2nd edn). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Scollon, R. & Scollon, S.W. (2001α). Intercultural communication: A discourse approach (2nd edn). Ma, Massachusetts: Blackwell. Στάμου, Α.Γ. (2020). Γερμανικότητα - Ελληνικότητα: Ταυτότητες στον λόγο της μαζικής κουλτούρας. Αθήνα: Πεδίο. Στάμου Α.Γ. (2022). Διαπολιτισμική επικοινωνία: Χαρτογραφώντας το πεδίο. Επιστημονική Επετηρίδα Παιδαγωγικού Τμήματος Νηπιαγωγών Πανεπιστημίου Ιωαννίνων 15(1): 42–70.
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