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122250 AR Linguistics Advanced Course 1/2 - Focus: Functional and Cognitive Linguistics (2018S)

English idioms

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

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 13.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 20.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 10.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 17.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 24.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 08.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 15.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 29.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 05.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 12.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 19.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course content:
Idioms form an essential part of the English language. Typically defined as constructions that are semantically non-transparent and non-compositional (i.e. the meaning of the idiom as a whole cannot be predicted on the basis of the meaning of the component parts), they are often regarded as fixed multi-word expressions that simply need to be learned. Closer examination, however, shows that there is huge amount of variation within the class of idioms, in terms of degree of transparency, compositionality, conventionality, collocability and (morpho)syntactic flexibility. In order to come to a better understanding of the use, internal structure and formal behaviour of English idioms, this course will address such questions as how they can be defined and classified, how they can be analysed (semantically and syntactically), how they are used (creatively), and how they are processed and acquired.

Course aims:
By focusing on a single, but very versatile, type of construction, students will learn:
(i) to recognize the complexity of the linguistic system as manifested in English idioms
(ii) to approach what looks like a straightforward, unitary phenomenon from different angles
(iii) to decide which research questions and methodology are appropriate in studying the different aspects of idioms
(iv) to understand how these different aspects are interconnected and mutually dependent
(v) to tackle some of the issues involved individually and in small groups.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of a mid-term assignment (individual), a (group) presentation and a final (group) report on a research project. Active participation is required.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences)
(b) handing in the midterm assignment
(c) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
(d) handing in the seminar paper (on time)
(e) attaining an average score of 60%.

Prüfungsstoff

Readings, assignments, classroom discussions, presentations, research project

Literatur

Required reading will be made available during the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344; MA 812 [2]; UF MA 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-223-225, MA M04, MA M05, UF MA 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0143

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33