Universität Wien FIND

122040 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 (2019S)

Syntax

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

ATTENTION: TIME CHANGE!!!!!

Due to a change in teaching personnel, the times for this class, unfortunately, needed to be changed. The course will be held in a ‘semi-blocked’ fashion, comprising ten sessions of 120 minutes each, from 4-6pm. We are aware of the fact that this is very much short-notice and apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday 14.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 21.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 04.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 11.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 02.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 09.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 16.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 23.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 13.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 27.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

CONTENTS:
Building on the introductory module (STEOP), this course discusses the basics of academic writing and research methodology with the help of hands-on examples from English linguistics. Students will be familiarized with basic concepts and fundamental problems in the field of English syntax. They will then individually investigate one selected topic and submit their findings in the form of a written paper.

In this course, students are made familiar with:
• Basic concepts and problems in the field of syntax pertaining to the study of English
• The basic principles and ethics of academic research
• Finding and evaluating academic sources
• The basic conventions of academic writing
• Selected resources and tools used in the study of syntax

PREREQUISITES:
Please understand that this is a 6-ECTS course, which means about 150 hours of work, only 20 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.

As this course builds on knowledge and skills acquired during the STEOP (Language Analysis and ISL1), knowledge of basic concepts and related terminology in the field of English linguistics will be taken for granted.

We suggest that students complete ISL2 before taking PS1 - Syntax, since many of the concepts used in the PS1 are discussed in the ISL2 lecture. We also strongly suggest that students have completed at least ILSS1 before taking this course.

AIMS:
Students will be able to carry out a guided literature-based research project on a topic in the field of syntax, building on knowledge acquired in the course.

METHODS:
Reading, discussions, peer-group interaction, in-class and online exercises, lecturer input, autonomous research. In addition to our regular sessions, there will be a mandatory individual feedback session. Dates to be announced.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation, smaller assignments 15%
Midterm test 20%
Paper Proposal 10%
1st draft of paper 40%
2nd(final) draft 15%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Please note that attendance is mandatory. A maximum of two absences is tolerated. If you cannot attend the very first class, you need to inform your lecturer *before the end of that session*, otherwise your spot will be given to another student.

Grading scheme:
1 (Sehr gut): 100-90%
2 (Gut): 89.9-80%
3 (Befriedigend): 79.9-70%
4 (Genügend): 69.9-60%
5 (Nicht genügend): 59.9-0%

Examination topics

• Understanding of basic concepts in the field of syntax
• Ability to write an academic paper in English
• Literature research skills
• Reading skills
• Covering a topic in the field of syntax
• Structuring a paper
• Developing a clear line of argumentation
• Adhering to formal regulations
• Successfully using academic English

Reading list

Class reader (details to be announced on Moodle platform)

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: We 03.07.2019 08:27