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122047 PS Proseminar Linguistics 2 (2018W)

The Language of Shakespeare

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

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 11.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 18.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 25.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 08.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 15.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 22.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 29.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 06.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 13.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 10.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 17.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 24.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 31.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this class the language of Shakespeare will be studied as a specific instance of Early Modern English (1500-1700), a period that plays a fundamental role in the emergence of Modern Standard English and its varieties. We will encounter a language that is often familiar but sometimes also mildly exotic from a present-day point of view, with considerable internal variation and ongoing linguistic change within the period. Besides studying a goodly amount of literary language we will also look at a number of non-literary Early Modern English texts and assess the major characteristics of Shakespeare's language on all levels of linguistic description, from phonology to text linguistics and stylistics.

Thus participants will be familiar with the major issues in the linguistic discussion of the language of Shakespeare and their relation to literary and cultural backgrounds in the Early Modern English period. This includes a knowledge of how the development in EModE relates to present-day English and to comparable developments in other European languages. Participants will be able provide linguistic analyses of texts by Shakespeare and discuss them in a wider context and they will make competent and independent use of linguistic research tools and literature.

Participants will be expected to complete shorter oral and written assignments (both individually and in groups) and to give and receive peer feedback. They will also attend individual one-to-one feedback session to prepare and discuss their seminar papers.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of in-class participation, written assignments, oral presentations, and a term paper.
Course evaluation is based on:
- class participation, reading, smaller assignments, oral presentation with discussion (30%)
- seminar paper (70%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
- regular class attendance (max. 2 absences),
- handing in the smaller assignments (on time),
- giving the oral presentation (on set date),
- handing in the seminar paper (on time),
- passing the seminar paper.

The pass rate is >60%.
Final grades & points(%) achieved:
Sehr gut: 90-100; Gut: 80-89; Befriedigend: 70-79; Genügend: 60-69; Nicht Genügend: 0-59

Prüfungsstoff

Critical reading, class discussions, independent corpus-based research projects, solving in-class tasks, oral presentations, short (2500-3000 word) paper.

Literatur

1. Participants will be expected to acquire the following textbook before the first session:
Nevalainen, Terttu. 2006. An Introduction to Early Modern English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

2. Participants will also be expected to acquire a copy of at least one play by Shakespeare (details tba in class)

3. Various other texts will be made available in the course of the semester, both through moodle and in the department's library.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BA 612;
Code/Modul: BA06.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-2044

Letzte Änderung: Do 07.02.2019 09:47