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120226 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper (2016W)

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

English, which is used as a global language with millions of users, is full of social, regional and stylistic variation and one of the fastest changing languages in the world. This linguistic variety and the sometimes experienced difficulty to distinguish between well-formed and ill-formed constructions can be understood much better if one takes into account that language is constantly changing. That is why the aim of this course is to introduce basic concepts of language variation and change (e.g. Register, Variety, Lect, Standard, Erosion, Bleaching, Neoanalysis, Analogization, Grammaticalization, Lexicalization, …). The course will give a brief overview on semantic change as well as word formation processes. However, the focus will be on syntactic variation. Students will investigate if and how English grammar is currently changing by analyzing morphosyntactic variation in contemporary English.

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 05.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 12.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 19.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 09.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 16.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 23.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 30.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 07.12. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 14.12. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 11.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 18.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 25.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The following questions will be answered:
• Why and how does a language change (external social reasons, cognitive internal reasons,…)?
• How can language change be modelled and which linguistic levels are mostly being affected?
• How can linguistic variation and change be detected in the data?

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Each student will choose one syntactic phenomenon/construction which has been undergoing observable change in the last decades (e.g. future reference [I’m gonna be there], increase of progressive form [I’m loving it], alternative adverb formation [Come quick!], decrease of present perfect usage [I didn’t do it yet], increase of kind of, sort of, dropping of 3rd person -s [he love her], regularization of irregular plural and past forms [oxes, curriculas, dived]). By using the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA), the Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) or the British National Corpus (BNC), empirical data will be elicited and analyzed. The results of this data analysis will be presented in a 25 min oral presentation (in groups; power point) and in a written proseminar paper (every student writes her own seminar paper).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

This interactive course involves discussions, group work and presentations. Course evaluation is based on

• regular attendance (max. 2 absences),
• 10% class participation (readings, smaller assignments, contributions in class),
• 15% an oral in class presentation (power point/prezi; 25 min per group)
• 15% a paper proposal
• 60% a written seminar paper (words, excluding references and graphs,
form according to the departmental linguistics style sheet)

Prüfungsstoff

Materials will be provided in class. Please note that there is a moodle platform for this course, where all the necessary readings will be provided.
To pass this course you need to attain 60 of the maximum of 100 points. Final grades & points (%) achieved: Sehr gut: 90-100; Gut: 80-89; Befriedigend: 70-79; Genügend: 60-69; Nicht Genügend: 0-59

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-2222

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50