Universität Wien FIND

122053 PS PS Linguistics (2018S)

Semantics

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

Montag 19.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 09.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 16.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 23.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 30.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 07.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 14.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 28.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 04.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 11.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 18.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Montag 25.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course provides an introduction to (different conceptions of) what constitutes meaning and how we can systematically analyze the meanings of words, sentences, and texts. We will learn how we can account for the meanings of individual words and how they are related to and defined by the meanings of other words in the lexicon (i.e. native speaker’s store of words). For instance, we will explore why a high mountain is not the same as a high person, why a tall building is taller than the tallest guy and why we may say Warpaint is an all-girl quartet but not Coldplay is an all-boy quartet. Further, we will explore why a heart can (even though it cannot) melt, burn, break and burst and why a robin is a better bird than an ostrich. We will also look at what distinguishes the meaning of individual words from the meaning of whole sentences and how grammatical elements such as tense contribute to sentence meaning. You will be provided with a conceptual framework for theoretically explicating and practically analyzing meaning and learn how you plan and implement your own research projects by methodically analyzing authentic language data.
Aims:
- to become aware of and be able to apply theoretical tools for semantic analysis
- to become familiar with some of the critical issues in English semantics
- to critically analyze and reflect on scientific papers in the field
- to find relevant literature on a specific topic/question
- to become capable of carrying out independent research and writing academic papers
Methods:
lecturer input, reading, discussions, peer-group interaction, in-class and online exercises, autonomous research.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Student assessment is based on active participation in class, online assignments, regular readings, an oral poster presentation and the PS paper.

For the paper each students will choose one aspect related to SLA (topics provided in class), 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 (f2f, online) 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%.

Prüfungsstoff

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

Literatur

An extended reading list will be given to the participants in the first session.

Materials will be provided in class. Please note that there is a moodle platform for this course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

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

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42