Universität Wien FIND

122250 AR Advanced Course in Linguistics (2021W)

Focus Historical: Speakers' individuality and networks through the lens of historical texts

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


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


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 08.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 15.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 22.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 29.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 05.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 12.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 19.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 26.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 03.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 10.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 17.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 07.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 14.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 21.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 28.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aims of this advanced course 2 in historical linguistics are three-fold: (i) introduce you to the corpus study of historical texts; (ii) teach you simple to use, but very powerful statistical methods appropriate for such linguistic data; and (iii) help you develop your independent-work skills and your presentational skills, both oral and written. In this semester’s class, we will use as the primary data source the corpus of historical letter collections
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
• independently select a linguistic feature that shows interesting variation in your texts of interest
• studythebehaviorofthatfeatureacrosstimeandacrossindividualspeakersinasyntactically-pre-analyzed (“parsed”) corpus
• use descriptive statistics, visualizations and bootstrapping methods to perform data analysis in R
• present your findings before your peers
• provide constructive feedback to your peers
• receive such feedback and use it to improve your work
• write up your findings as a self-contained 10-page report that employs both flowing text and appropriate visualizations of the data

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Classroom participation, feedback to fellow students, quantitative corpus study, oral presentation of results and interpretation, final 10-page paper.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

• 10% for class participation: questions, answers and comments on the readings and material discussed in class
• 20% for constructive feedback to your peers during the interactive sessions on 10.12. and 17.12. and the final presentations by others on 14.01., 21.01. and 28.01. (can be done in class or afterwards in the written form)
• 10% for designing your study: choosing the linguistic feature(s), and on the basis of that choice selecting speakers and/or time intervals to search in (reported in class on 10.12. and 17.12. as well as in a written note submitted by 17.12.)
• 30% for the presentation, under four equally valued rubrics (7.5% each): clarity of presentation for your results; methodological appropriateness of your analyses; logical correctness of your argumentation; re- sponding to the feedback during Q&A.
• 30% for the final write-up, judged according to same four rubrics as for the presentation (with the feedback in this case being the feedback during Q&A and from the instructor in the written form).


See 'minimum requirements'.


Required literature provided on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 812 [2]; UF MA 046/507
Code/Modul: MA M04, MA M05, UF MA 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0260

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:18