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120129 VO Introduction to the Study of Language 1 (2009S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Diese LVA gilt für das Bachelorstudium nach UG2002, das EC English and American Studies Basics nach UG2002, das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).

Parallel to the lecture course there will be a one-hour programme of practical analysis and transcription ( )

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 16.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 23.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 30.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 20.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 27.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 04.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 11.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 18.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 25.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 08.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 15.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 22.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 29.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course forms the first part of a one-year introductory programme that aims at providing first-year students of English with an overview of the major areas of linguistic knowledge. In the first semester we shall study ways of describing and transcribing the sounds and sound system of English (phonetics/phonology). We shall then consider how language varies to reflect different social and geographical factors and how this variation may be described (sociolinguistics). We shall examine how language functions in communication and how humans use language to create meaning in interaction (pragmatics, discourse analysis). Finally, we will analyse the ways language is processed in the mind (psycholinguistics).

Assessment and permitted materials

written examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be familiar with the basic principles of phonetics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and psycholinguistics and will be able to apply their knowledge to English texts. Students will be able to represent English in phonemic transcription.

Examination topics

lecture

Reading list

Yule, George. 2006. The Study of Language. 3rd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Ingo Plag, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe & Mareile Schramm. 2009. Introduction to English Linguistics. 2nd edition. Mouton de Gruyter.

Association in the course directory

201, 1012, BAM6, 9012

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