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122010 VO STEOP: Introduction to the Study of Language 1 (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
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Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ONSITE with streaming (using Collaborate); lectures will also be recorded
NEW from Nov 22: all classes will be online until further notice

Monday 04.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 08.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 11.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 18.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 29.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Lectures: HYBRID with streaming (using Collaborate); lectures will also be recorded
Lecture hall C1 will be open for a limited number of people while the rest can watch the stream during or after the lecture. If you want to come to C1 for the lecture, please announce your interest to attend on moodle (for more information see the moodle 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 investigate the meanings of words and sentences (semantics). 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).

This means that the course familiarizes students with the basic principles of semantics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, first and second language acquisition. Students will also be able to apply their knowledge to English texts.

Please note that the following classes accompany the lecture course:

Tutorium (2 parallel groups) NEW: ONLINE until further notice
a) Mon, 18:30-20:00, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, HS 13 (02.508), Anna Ehling (starting October 4th)
b) Fri, 13:15-14:45, Hauptgebäude, HS 50 (O2.72), Anna Ehling (starting October 8th)

Study Groups
time and venue will be announced

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 requirement for a pass: Both parts 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). There are two exceptions to this. If you get a 1 (Sehr gut) in one exam, you only need 52% in the other exam to pass the Modulprüfung. If you get a 2 (Gut) in one exam, you only need 54% in the other exam to pass the Modulprüfung.

Average score (both parts) - Grade
100% - 85% --> 1
84% - 77% --> 2
76% - 69% --> 3
68% - 60% --> 4
59% - 00% --> 5
The average score on both parts (ISL1 and LA) is rounded up/down to the nearest whole number (integer) to work out the final grade.

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. 2020 or 2017. The study of language. (7th or 6th edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612
Code/Modul: BA01.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-2010
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