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122052 PS PS Linguistics (2018S)

Phonetics and phonology

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

Please note that the semester schedule for this course includes a proseminar conference on Friday June 8th (16.00-20.00) & Saturday June 9th (9.00-13.00). In exchange for time spent at the proseminar conference a number of regular seminar sessions in June (particularly in the second half of June) will not be held.
Important: Attendance during the entire proseminar conference is mandatory for course completion. Please ONLY register for this course if you can attend the *entire* proseminar conference.

Freitag 09.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 16.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 23.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 13.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 20.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 27.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 04.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 11.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 18.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 25.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 01.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 08.06. 16:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 15.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 22.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

“Pronunciation is perhaps the linguistic feature most open to judgment. As a surface structure phenomenon that is most noticeable, one’s accent easily evokes people’s biases” (Canagarajah 2005: 365).

Taking the area of phonetics and phonology 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 phonetics and phonology, develop skills in the linguistic analysis of pronunciation, challenge and question their preconceived assumptions about accents different from the standard pronunciation, and learn to approach pronunciation-related questions in a systematic and objective way.

After introducing basic concepts related to the area of phonetics and phonology, we will explore the topic from different angles, such as socio-phonetics (including social, regional, ethnic and stylistic variation), L2 phonology, and phonemes ‘in context’ (e.g. assimilation). In addition, we will discuss the process of empirical research and look at methods of data collection and analysis in phonetics and phonology as well as at available online resources (e.g. the Speech Accent Archive).

Some of the questions we will investigate in the course of the term are:
- How can we describe social/regional/ethnic/stylistic phonetic and phonological variation?
- How can we explain features of a foreign accent from the perspective of L2 phonology?
- How can we explain the actual physical realisation of a certain phoneme based on its surrounding phonological context?

In addition to exploring these questions and learning about research in phonetics/phonology, 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 phonetics and phonology, 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, readings, smaller (online) assignments, discussions etc. 10%
Part 2: Poster presentation in class: 25%
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

Continuous assessment based on what was covered in class, details will be given in class and on Moodle.

Literatur

Materials will be provided in class and via the Moodle platform.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

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

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42