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122041 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 (2019S)

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

Wednesday 13.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 20.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 27.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 03.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 10.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 08.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 15.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 22.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 29.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 05.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 12.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 19.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 26.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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

CONTENTS:
Building on the introductory module (STEOP), this course discusses the basics and ethics of academic writing and research methodology with the help of hands-on examples from English linguistics. Students will be familiarised with basic concepts and fundamental problems in English semantics. 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:
• 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

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.

Prerequisites for attending this course:
• 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, etc.) and having a clear line of argumentation are taken for granted, and a basic understanding of the structure of an in-text citation will prove helpful.

Assessment and permitted materials

• Pre-paper activities (bibliography and mini-paper outline)
• Mini-paper (first draft and final version)
• Regular assignments throughout the semester (homework assignments, in-class and online quizzes, peer-review)
• Participation in class

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. Accordingly, 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.

Assessment is based on:
• Pre-paper activities (bibliography and mini-paper outline) – 10%
• The mini-paper (1st draft) – 40%
• The mini-paper (final version) – 20%
• Regular assignments throughout the semester (homework assignments, in-class and online quizzes, peer review) – 30%
• Completion and submission of all tasks on time and in full.

The pass grade is 60%.

In order to pass, you must reach a positive grade on at least one of the mini-paper submissions (first draft or final version), i.e. failing both mini-paper versions means that you will not pass the course, independently of the overall points reached.

Attendance: max. 2 absences allowed

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

For further information about assessment and grading please see the information given above.

Reading list

• Valenzuela, Javier. 2017. Meaning in English: an introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge 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: We 03.07.2019 08:27