Anti-hate communication competence in an intercultural perspective

The course concept is based on tools and insights from modern sociolinguistics, ethnographic Conversation Analysis, critical Discourse Analysis as well as multimodal and visual analysis which, from different angles, show that the relationship between language, culture, communication and society is not a deterministic one but influences each other in a dynamic and dialectical interplay.

Goals:

  • recognize subtle examples of racist, xenophobic, afrophobic, anti-migrant, and other hate-oriented / hate-producing messages

  • critically examine the complex mechanisms of racist, xenophobic, afrophobic, anti-migrant, and other hate speech

  • stop hate speech and, more broadly, hate communication

  • defend their position by constructively contrasting hate speech and, more broadly, hate communication (application level)

  • impart anti-racist and anti-xenophobic communication competence (knowledge, skills, attitudes) to one's students and the general public