Universität Wien FIND

122049 PS Proseminar Linguistics 2 (2019S)

Early Modern English

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

Dienstag 19.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 26.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 02.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 09.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 30.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 07.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 14.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 21.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 28.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 04.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 18.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 25.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

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

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.

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: Mi 03.07.2019 08:27