Universität Wien FIND

122010 VO STEOP: Introduction to the Study of Language 1 (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
STEOP

Failed lecture registration / Moodle access:

Students who still miss prerequisites for this lecture (your current registration status is "angelegt" or "wiederaufgenommen") will be registered by our SSS staff to provide full access to Moodle. Registration lists will be checked at least once a week. There is no need to contact the SSS and/or lecturer(s) personally.
Please note: Students do need to have completed all curricular prerequisites before they can take the corresponding exam (separate registration necessary).

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Thursday 15.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Friday 16.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 22.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Thursday 12.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Thursday 19.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Friday 20.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 26.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Thursday 03.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Tuesday 08.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 17.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
Thursday 24.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50

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).

Please note that the following classes accompany the lecture course:

Tutorium
Mon, 18:00-20:00 Unterrichtsraum; starting March 19 (Klara Kager)

Study Groups
time and venue will be announced

AR Phonetic Transciption (2 parallel groups):
1. Tue, 09:00-10:00 Unterrichtsraum, Iris Vukovics (starting March 13)
2. Wed, 16:00-17:00 Unterrichtsraum, Thomas Martinek (starting March 14)

These courses are an additional offer to help you pass the exam, attendance is not mandatory.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination (two dates per semester), multiple option (90 minute "Modulprüfung" in conjunction with Language Analysis).
No materials permitted in the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum pass level: Both parts of the Modulprüfung in combination must reach 60% while one part may not be any lower than 55% (with the other part making up the missing percentages to reach the 60% overall).

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

All the topics covered in the lectures and in the required readings; a list of chapters from the two prescribed books will be provided on Moodle.

Reading list

Plag, Ingo; Arndt-Lappe, Sabine; Braun, Maria; Schramm, Mareile. 2015. Introduction to English linguistics. (3rd edition). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Yule, George. 2016. The study of language. (6th edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Association in the course directory

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

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