Schwyter Jurg Rainer

Schwyter Jurg Rainer

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Teaching given to the UNIL

Current teaching

2018-> Le langage à plusieurs voix... Cours
2013-> Language Recovery after a Stroke... Séminaire

Former teaching

2016->2018 Le langage à plusieurs voix - Cours transversal de linguistique générale et linguistique de langues... Cours
2015->2016 Le langage à plusieurs voix - Cours transversal de linguistique générale et linguistique de langues... Cours
2013->2015 Le langage à plusieurs voix - Cours transversal de linguistique générale et linguistique de langues... Cours
2012->2013 Bilingualism... Cours-Séminaire
2011->2012 Linguistics : Bilingualism... Cours-Séminaire
2011->2012 Linguistics : Methodology in linguistic research... Séminaire
2011->2012 Synchronic Linguistics : Survey of English Phraseology... Cours-Séminaire
2010->2011 Synchronic Linguistics: Introduction to sociolinguistics... Séminaire
2009->2010 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2008->2009 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2008->2009 Linguistics: Broadcast English... Séminaire
2008->2009 Linguistics: Diachronic Linguistics: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics... Cours
2008->2009 Linguistics: English Historical Syntax... Séminaire
2008->2009 Linguistics: Language, Literature and Sexuality ... Séminaire
2008->2009 Linguistics: Language Contact... Cours-Séminaire
2007->2008 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2007->2008 Linguistics: Approaches to Discourse... Séminaire
2007->2008 Linguistics: Diachronic Linguistics: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics... Cours
2007->2008 Linguistics: From Colonial English to the New Englishes... Cours
2007->2008 Linguistics: Language Planning... Séminaire
2007->2008 Linguistics: Legal English Past and Present... Cours-Séminaire
2007->2008 Synchronic Linguistics: Language in Society... Séminaire
2006->2007 Diachronic Linguistics: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics... Cours
2006->2007 Linguistics: Bilingualism... Séminaire
2006->2007 Linguistics: English in Africa... Cours
2006->2007 Linguistics: Language in the British Isles... Cours-Séminaire
2006->2007 Linguistics: Pragmatics... Séminaire
2006->2007 Synchronic Linguistics: Introduction to Variation in English (eHistLing: e-learning seminar)... Séminaire
2006->2007 Synchronic Linguistics: Language in Society... Séminaire
2005->2006 Diachronic Linguistics: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics... Cours
2005->2006 Linguistics: Language and Gender... Séminaire
2005->2006 Linguistics: Language in North America... Cours
2005->2006 Linguistics: Lexical and Semantic Change... Séminaire
2005->2006 Linguistics: Styles and Registers... Cours-Séminaire
2005->2006 Synchronic Linguistics: Language in Society... Séminaire
2004->2005 Global English: Focus on Asia and the Pacific... Cours
2004->2005 Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics... Cours
2004->2005 Language Contact... Séminaire
2004->2005 Language in Society... Séminaire
2004->2005 Legal English Past and Present... Séminaire
2004->2005 Standard English... Séminaire
2003->2004 Language in the British Isles (lecture)... Cours
2003->2004 Linguistic Analysis... Travaux pratiques
2003->2004 Linguistique: English in Africa (lecture)... Cours
2003->2004 Linguistique: English in Switzerland and Continental Europe... Séminaire
2003->2004 Linguistique: Pragmatics ... Séminaire
2002->2003 Language in North America (lecture)... Cours
2002->2003 Linguistic Analysis... Travaux pratiques
2002->2003 Linguistique: Language and Gender ... Séminaire
2002->2003 Linguistique: Lexical and Semantic Change ... Séminaire
2002->2003 Linguistique: Styles and Registers (lecture)... Cours
2001->2002 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL) II, "Linguistic Analysis"... Cours
2001->2002 Linguistique: Global English: Focus on Asia and the Pacific: Lecture... Cours
2001->2002 Linguistique: Historical Linguistics: Lecture... Cours
2001->2002 Linguistique: Language Contact... Séminaire
2001->2002 Linguistique: Standardisation... Séminaire

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Presentation

As a linguist and survivor of a brain stroke, my research interests focus, naturally, on all aspects of language and the brain. I particularly undertake research on aphasia, and the interrelationship of multilingualism and a stroke. Also, my fields of specialisation are socio- and historical linguistics, in particular styles and registers (e.g. legal English past and present), language standardization, and broadcast English and the BBC. Besides publishing journal articles, I have written the book, Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English, published by Oxford University Press (2016).

Publications

2016
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Jürg R. Schwyter, Dictating to the Mob, Oxford University Press, 2016.

- The first written history of the BBC's Advisory Committee on Spoken English

- Draws on letters, briefings, and memos from the BBC Written Archives

- Reveals the conflicts and challenges inherent in standardizing a language

ISBN: 9780198736738

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2008
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Schwyter, Jürg, Dider Maillat and Christian Mair, eds. Broadcast English: Past, Present and Future. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 33, Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2008.

 

2006
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Maeder, Beverly, Jürg Schwyter, Ilona Sigrist and Boris Vejdovsky, eds. The Seeming and the Seen: Essays in Modern Visual and Literary Culture. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

Taking their cue from the polymorphous relationship between word and image, the essays of this book explore how different media translate the world of phenomena into aesthetic, intellectual or sensual experience. They embrace the media of poetry, fiction, drama, engraving, painting, photography, film and advertising posters ranging from the early modern to the postmodern periods. At the heart of the volume lie essays on works that characteristically perform intriguing interactions between the verbal and visual modes. They discuss the manifold ways in which artists as different as William Blake or Gertrude Stein, Diane Arbus or Stanley Kubrick heighten the tension between the linguistic and the seen. Taken both individually and collectively, this volume's contributions illuminate the problematics of how readers and spectators/lookers transform verbal and visual representation into worlds of seeming.

ISBN: 9783039109975

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2005
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Schwyter, Jürg, Erich Poppe and Sandrine Onillon, eds. Le slipping dans les langues médiévales. Cahiers de l'ILSL 18, Lausanne: Université de Lausanne, 2005.

Can be read online here.

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1996
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Schwyter, Jurg. Old English Legal Language: The Lexical Field of Theft. Odense: Odense University Press, 1996.

This corpus-based study examines the lexical field of theft in the Anglo-Saxon law-codes and documents containing reports of lawsuits (charters, writs, and some chapters of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle). The individual Old English lexemes are analysed not only in terms of their meaning, collocation patterns, and Latin translations, but also, more unusually in a field-approach, with reference to their distribution over the various textual genres and the discourse strategies dominant in these. Although primarily linguistic in focus, a detailed description of the theft-offences and the wider context in which they occur should also be of interest to the historian.

ISBN: 9788778381941

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