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122010 VO STEOP: Introduction to the Study of Language 1 (2012W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

max. 450 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 17.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 19.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 24.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 14.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 16.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 28.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 30.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 05.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 12.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 14.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course forms the first part of a one-year introductory program that aims at providing first-year students of English with an overview of the major areas of linguistic knowledge. In the first semester, we study ways of describing and transcribing the sounds and sound system of English (phonetics/phonology). We then consider how language varies in relation to different social and geographical factors and how this variation may be described (sociolinguistics). We examine how language functions in communication and how humans use language to create meaning in interaction (pragmatics, discourse analysis). Finally, we analyze the ways in which children learn their first language (first language acquisition) and in which people learn further languages at a later stage (second language acquisition).

In combination with the lecture course "Language analysis", this course prepares first-semester students for the StEOP-exam "Introduction to the Study of Language 1, Language Analysis".

Assessment and permitted materials

written examination, multiple choice

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be familiar with the basic principles of phonetics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, first and second language acquisition and will be able to apply their knowledge to English texts. Students will be able to read English in phonemic transcription.

Examination topics

lecture

Reading list

George Yule. 2010 The Study of Language. 4th 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

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: Diplom 201, UF 3.2-201, BA01.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-2010
StEOP

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