Universität Wien FIND

120131 PS Introduction to the History of English (2008S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 01.04. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 08.04. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 15.04. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 22.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 29.04. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 06.05. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 20.05. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 27.05. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Dienstag 24.06. 17:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Language varies geographically, socially and historically: this course focuses on the different forms of English over time. It builds on concepts and terminology familiar from the introductory lecture courses and applies them to a number of developments which have made English the language it is today. Some of the questions raised will be: why is there so little correspondence between English spelling and pronunciation? Why are there hardly any inflectional endings in Modern English and why is its vocabulary so full of words of foreign origin? Answering these questions necessitates reflection on how we can find out about past stages of a language with only written material (or not even that) as a source. Texts from different periods in English language history will be used for illustration. The discussion of all topics touches upon the essential questions as to how and why languages change at all. Marks will be assigned on the basis of homework, class participation and exam(s).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The aim of this course is to equip students with the basic tools and abilities to understand language change as a general phenomenon and to offer them insights into the particular development of English within this framework.

Prüfungsstoff

interactive

Literatur

The required reading will be announced after registration.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

203, K 213.

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50