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122040 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 (2018S)

Semantics

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Please note: It is strongly recommended that you have completed ILSS 1 before signing up for Proseminar Linguistics 1.

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Course times are SINE TEMPORE! Due to many public holidays falling on a Tuesday this semester, the course will start at 12noon sharp and end at 2pm sharp to make up for lost time. Classes may also be dropped during the final revision phase for the mini-paper towards the end of the semester (exact dates to be announced).
DO NOT REGISTER IF YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO PARTICIPATE THE FULL 2 HOURS!

Tuesday 13.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 20.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 10.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 17.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 24.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 08.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 15.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 29.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 05.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 12.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 19.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 26.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

CONTENTS
Building on the introductory module (STEOP), this course introduces students to the basics and ethics of academic writing and research methodology. Additionally, students will be made familiar with basic concepts and fundamental problems of English semantics. They will individually investigate one selected topic and submit their findings in the form of a written secondary research paper.

Students are made familiar with:
- The basic principles and ethics of academic research
- Finding and evaluating academic sources
- The basic conventions of academic writing
- Basic concepts and problems in English semantics
- Selected resources and tools used in semantic research

PREREQUISITES
Although this course is on semantics, of which no prior knowledge is assumed, basic knowledge and skills acquired during the STEOP phase will be taken for granted.
We strongly suggest that students have completed at least ILSS1, but ideally also ILSS2 before taking this course. Writing skills such as paragraphing (topic sentence, support, ...) and having a clear line of argumentation are taken for granted and a basic understanding of the structure of citations will prove helpful.

AIMS
Students will be able to carry out a guided literature-based research project in English linguistics building on knowledge acquired in class.

METHODS
Reading, discussions, peer-group interaction, in-class and online exercises, lecturer input, autonomous research
In addition to our regular sessions, head librarian Karin Lach will offer a two-hour tutorial workshop on literature research. Date to be announced.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Pre-paper activities: bibliography and mini-paper outline
- Mini-paper: 1st draft and final version
- Regular assignments throughout the semester: homework assignments, in-class and online quizzes

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Please, understand that this is a 6-ECTS course, which means about 150 hours of work, only 18 of which are class time. So, you will spend about 8 hours a week in addition to the contact hours working for this course. You need to be able to dedicate that much time to it.

The pass grade is 60%. Assessment is based on:

Pre-paper activities (bibliography and mini-paper outline) --------------------------------------------- 10%
Independently researched and written mini-paper
-- First version ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40%
-- Second revised version ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20%
Regular assignments (homework assignments, in-class and online quizzes)---------------- 30%

Minimal requirements:
-- At least one version of the mini-paper must receive a positive grade ...
-- All assignments must be completed and submitted on time and in full ...
... in order to pass the course.

Examination topics

All reading and presented material is relevant for in-class and online quizzes during the semester.

Reading list

Valenzuela, Javier. 2017. Meaning in English. An introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Winter, Yoad. 2016. Elements of formal semantics. An introduction to the mathematical theory of meaning in natural language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Additional readings to be announced.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.2-204, BA05.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-2041

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42