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122020 VO Introduction to the Study of Language 2 (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Tu 26.01. 15:00-16:30 Digital



Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This course will be taught exclusively ON-LINE, using BBB in Moodle. On-line lectures will take place every week in the allocated time slot.

Tuesday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture forms the second 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 and will complement the topics discussed in the course Introduction to the study of language 1. After a discussion of English phonetics and phonology, we will move on the internal architecture of words (morphology). Subsequently, we will consider different approaches to grammar, studying in particular how words combine to form phrases and sentences (syntax). Finally, the course will address how language is processed and stored (psycholinguistics).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination.
The exact format of the exam (on-line or on-site, exact length and types of questions) will be announced in class and on Moodle in the course of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be familiar with basic notions of English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax and psycholinguistics, and will be able to apply this knowledge in specific task (including phonetic transcription and structural analysis at the level of the words, phrase, clause and text).

Examination topics

lecture, e-learning materials, textbook chapters

Reading list

Yule. 2010. The Study of Language, 6th edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ingo Plag, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe & Mareile Schramm. 2009. Introduction to English Linguistics, 2nd edition. Ber lin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.2-202, BA05.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-0096

Last modified: Fr 04.12.2020 10:08