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100206 PS Linguistics: Linguistic theories (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 10 - Deutsche Philologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 35 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course is planned as a mixture of online and classroom teaching. Closer information will be given in the first lession that will be held online. The format may be adapted anytime due to the COVID-19 pandemia.

Friday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 18.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course introduces selected methods of research into multilingualism and contact linguistics. In a guided research format, students test these methods. Based on their practical experiences, they select an area of interest in the context of mulitlingualism and language contact, consolidate their knowledge through literature review, develop research questions and hypotheses. These are then put to test in a small empirical study, the results of are reported in the term paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Three aspects are evaluated in the course:

• PARTICIPATION: completion of tasks (depending on the type of task either the submission or the content are evaluated)
• PRESENTATION in digital format
• TERM PAPER (Proseminararbeit) of 15 pages main text (without cover page, table of contents, references and appendix; deadline: 01. 03. 2021)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In the final evaluation, the above mentioned aspects weighed as follows. Note that each aspect has to be passed in order to pass the course.

• Participation: 25 %
• Presentation: 15 %
• Term paper: 60 %

In order to be evaluated, students are required to attend the course regularly at the individually scheduled dates (either in personally or online). A maximum of three absences is tolerated.

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Literature will be announced on Moodle. For preparation the following books are recommended:

• Riehl, Claudia Maria (2018): Sprachkontaktforschung. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto (narr STARTER).
• Müller, Natascha (2016): Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto (narr STARTER).

Both of them are accessible as e-books via the University library.

Association in the course directory

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