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122020 VO Introduction to the Study of Language 2 (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik


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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: BA 612, EC 125, EC 126
Code/Modul: BA05.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-0096

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