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120226 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Functional and Cognitive Linguistics / Linguistics Seminar (2019S)

Introduction to Functional Discourse Grammar

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

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 07.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 14.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 21.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 28.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 04.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 11.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 02.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 09.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 16.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 23.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 06.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 13.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Donnerstag 27.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course content:
In the generative approaches to language developed during the 1960s and 1970s, syntax was seen as the core component of the human language faculty, operating independently from semantics (meaning) and pragmatics (context). During the 1980s alternative approaches to language were proposed, which regarded language first and foremost as a form of social interaction in which all the various grammatical components (morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics) were taken to interact in the production and interpretation of utterances. One of the exponents of this functional-communicative paradigm is Functional Discourse Grammar (Hengeveld and Mackenzie 2008), which has the following distinctive features:
-It has a top-down organization, which means that it starts with a speaker's communicative intentions and then explains how, step by step, speakers choose a particular linguistic form to express these intentions.
-In doing so, the theory takes into account pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic and phonological factors, as well as contextual information.
During the course, the theory of Functional Discourse Grammar will be applied to English with the aim of providing new analyses of such important linguistic phenomena as illocution, politeness, modification and modality, pragmatic functions, word order phenomena, morphology, the position of the lexicon and the lexical-grammatical distinction.

Course aims:
The course has a theoretical and a practical aim:
Theoretical aim: It aims to acquaint students with the newly developed theory of Functional Discourse Grammar and to enable them to apply this approach to (certain areas of) the English language; by doing so students will acquire a more profound knowledge of the pragmatics, semantic, morphosyntactic and phonological features of English
Practical aim: It equips students with the knowledge and tools to conduct their own study on a subject of their choice and to provide an FDG analysis of the linguistic phenomena involved.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of a midterm assignment, a presentation and a seminar paper, all of which have to be handed in on time. Regular class attendance (max. two absences), active participation and preparation (in the form of weekly exercises) are required.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Course evaluation is based on:
Midterm assignment: 20%
Presentation: 20%
Seminar paper: 60%

Students need to attain an average score of 60% to apss

Grading scale:
0–59.9% = 5; 60–69.9% = 4; 70–79.9% = 3; 80–89.9% = 2; 90–100% = 1

Prüfungsstoff

Readings, exercises, classroom discussions, presentation, individual research project

Literatur

Keizer, Evelien. 2015. A Functional Discourse Grammar for English. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Any additional readings will be provided on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 812 [2]; UF 344
Code/Modul: MA 4, MA 5; UF 4.2.3-222
Lehrinhalt: 12-0496

Letzte Änderung: Mi 03.07.2019 08:27