Universität Wien

122050 PS PS Linguistics (BEd) (2023W)

Semantics

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

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 11.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 18.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 25.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 08.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 15.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 22.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 29.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 06.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 13.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 10.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 17.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 24.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 31.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

'Meaning controls memory and perception.Meaning is the goal of communication. Meaning underlies social activities and culture.To a great degree, what distinguishes human cultures are the meanings they give to natural phenomena, artifacts, and human relations.' (Glenberg & Robertson 2000: pnd).Taking the area of semantics as an example, this course provides students with more detailed insights into one area of linguistics and prepares them for their first small-scale research project. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of semantics, develop skills in the linguistic analysis of meaning on different levels, and learn to approach questions in semantics in a systematic and objective way.After a basic introduction to the area of semantics, we will explore the topic from different angles, such as word meaning, meaning relations, discourse meaning and pragmatics and look at methods of data collection and analysis semantics as welll as at available online resources (corpora).Some of the questions we will investigate in the course of the term are:- What are meaning relations?- What are categories of semantic analysis?- What is the importance of context?In addition to exploring these questions and learning about research in semantics, participants will also learn how to find relevant literature on a specific research topic/question, critically analyse and reflect on existing research in the field and collect first experience in planning, conducting and writing up a small-scale linguistic research project.This course combines lecturer input, sample analyses of relevant material, assignments, group work, discussions and student presentations.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Student assessment is based on active participation in class, online assignments, regular readings, the paper proposal, an oral poster presentation and the PS paper.
For the paper each student will choose one aspect related to semantics, explore it in more detail and conduct a study. Further information will be provided in class.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance (max. 2 absences) Part 1: Class participation, preparation and readings, smaller (online) assignments, discussions (f2f, online) 15%; Part 2: Poster presentation in class: 20%; Part 3: Paper proposal: 20%; Part 4: PS paper (3,500 words +/-10%): 45%;All parts (1, 2, 3 and 4) must be completed and at least three out of four parts must be positive. The overall pass mark is 60%.Grading scale: 1 (sehr gut) 100-90%; 2 (gut) 89-80%; 3 (befriedigend), 79-70%; 4 (genügend) 69-60%; 5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.

Prüfungsstoff

ourse evaluation is based on
- active participation, discussions/online activities, regular readings (15%)
- poster presentation (20%)
- on-time submission of PS paper and paper proposals (5/15/45%)
Please note that your paper will be checked with anti-plagiarism software (TurnItIn).

Literatur

Course readings: the main course book will be Valenzuela (2017; see below), but the course will also cover selected chapters from the other publications listed below (provided in the course):

Dörnyei, Zoltán. 2007. Research methods in applied linguistics: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Johnson, Daniel E. 2013. "Descriptive statistics". In Podesva, Robert; Sharma, Devyani (eds.). Research methods in linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 288–315.
Johnson, Sören. 2011. Getting it across: a guide to effective academic writing. Amsterdam: Techne Press.
Macaulay, Monica. 2011. Surviving linguistics: a guide for graduate students. (2nd edition). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Sunderland, Jane. 2010. "Research questions in linguistics". In Litosseliti, Lia (ed.). Research methods in linguistics. London: Continuum, 9–28.
Valenzuela, Javier. 2017. Meaning in English. An introduction. Cambridge: CUP.
Wray, Alison; Bloomer, Aileen. 2012. Projects in linguistics and language studies: a practical guide to researching language. (3rd edition). London: Hodder Education.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-2045

Letzte Änderung: Di 26.09.2023 16:47