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120163 SE Linguistics Seminar: English word-formation (2008S)

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

anrechenbar für AHStG-Studienpläne gem. Äquivalenzverordnung. Für Linguistik-Schwerpunktmodul gem. UniStG-Diplomstudienplan anrechenbar. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 18.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 25.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 01.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 08.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 15.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 22.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 29.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 06.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 13.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 20.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 27.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 03.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 10.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 17.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 24.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Word-formation deals with the creation of new lexical items according to productive morpho-semantic patterns, such as compounding (beefwar, history-changer, homepage, couch potato, walkman, Euroland, glide-walk), prefixation (rebrand, unmurder, download, minidisk), suffixation (slacker, quizzee, Nettie, Blairite), Blending (Clintonomics, cybercafé, Dimania, docusoap), acronyms (DVD, HTML). Especially the latter less regular patterns have become very productive in the last years and will form one focus of the seminar. Another part will concentrate on Neo-Latin formations such as astronaut, astrology, Anglo-Norman, their history and structural position in Modern English. Finally, we will look into the history and rivalry of native and non-native patterns of the type disconnect, detoxify, unfasten; afterthought, post-war; asymmetric, disloyal, incapable, non-white, unfair; ante-diluvian, foretell, precook, prototype.

Assessment: oral presentation of a paper in class (ca. 45 minutes), written version of the oral presentation (ca. 20 pages), active participation in the seminar discussions

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Bauer, Laurie, 1983. English word-formation. (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Dieter Kastovsky: English word-formation. Lecture notes (available via e-mail from Christine Klein)
As additional introductory reading the following are suggested:
Hans Marchand. 1969. The categories of present-day English word-formation. 2nd revisd edition. Munich: Beck.
Plag, Ingo, 2003. Word-formation in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Association in the course directory

222, 821, 238, 722, K 511, K512, K531, K532,

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