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122042 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 (2019W)

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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.

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 16.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 23.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 30.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 06.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 13.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 20.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 27.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 04.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 11.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 08.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 15.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 22.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

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 English lexis and morphology. 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 study English lexis and morphology
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 lexical research

PREREQUISITES:
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 also strongly suggest that students complete 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 expected.

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.

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

METHODS:
Reading, discussions, peer-group interaction, in-class and online exercises, lecturer input, autonomous research. There will be mandatory individual feedback sessions instead of one regular class session. The dates will be announced in class.

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

Assessment in the course 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 (readings, homework assignments, in-class and online quizzes, peer review) 30%
Completion and submission of all tasks on time and in full.
Please note that the first draft of your mini paper will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.

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.

The pass grade is 60% (see above for information on the assignments).
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.

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 English lexis and morphology
- Ability to write an academic paper in English
- Literature research skills
- Reading skills
- Independent exploration of a topic in the field of lexis
- 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)

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Th 03.10.2019 17:07