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122030 VO History of English (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 11.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 18.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 25.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 01.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 08.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 29.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 13.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 20.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 03.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this lecture we shall look at the different forms which English has taken over time. We shall develop and practice methods for analysing and interpreting earlier English texts, for reconstructing properties of earlier Englishes, and for describing and explaining the changes that have given Present Day English its shape. 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? Why are not all verbs regular?

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participants will be assessed on the basis of a written final test (duration 80 minutes, 60% required to pass), online assignments and quizzes.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The objective of this course is (a) to raise our awareness that English, like any natural language, is a historical system that develops, changes, and maintains its properties as it is passed on among generations of speakers, (b) to learn how to approach and deal with early unfamiliar forms of English, and (c) to practice logical reasoning in linguistic reconstruction and the explanation of language change.

Prüfungsstoff

The course will combine the classical lecture format with a strong E-Learning component, and independent reading tasks. Reading material will be specified for each subtopic, and handouts, quizzes as well as exercises will be provided online so that students can monitor their own progress in the course of the term.

Literatur

Singh, Ishtla. 2005. The history of English. A student's guide. London: Hodder and Arnold.

Schendl, Herbert. 2001. Historical linguistics. Oxford: University Press.

Additional material will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.2-203, BA05.2, BEd Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-2030

Letzte Änderung: Mi 10.07.2019 16:47