Universität Wien FIND

120045 SE Linguistics Seminar: Language contact and bilingualism in the history of English (2008S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 13.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 20.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 27.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 03.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 10.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 17.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 24.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 08.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 15.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 29.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 05.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 12.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 19.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 26.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Throughout its history, English has been in contact with numerous languages, many of which have left permanent traces on its structure. This seminar will investigate language contact in general and the effect of this phenomenon on the English language from medieval times to the present in particular. Though the emphasis will be on British English, other varieties of English will also be looked at, including varieties of English in the 'Outer Circle', such as African and Asian varieties. Topics will deal with lexical, grammatical and phonological influence as well as with code-switching and other aspects of bi- and multilingualism.
Assessment: Written research paper (ca. 7000 words) and its presentation in class (ca. 25 minutes); class participation; written test based on required reading at beginning of seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To make students realize the importance of language contact for the development and structure of languages in general and of different varieties of English in particular.

Examination topics

Interactive, student presentations and discussions.

Reading list

Information on required reading will be provided after registration.

Association in the course directory

222, 821, 228, 238, 722, K 511, K 512, K531, K532

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