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122042 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 (2020W)

Phonetics and Phonology

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.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that this course will be taught entirely ONLINE via Moodle and Big Blue Button

Tuesday 06.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital

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 phonetics and phonology. 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 phonetics and phonology

- Selected resources and tools used in phonetic and phonological research

PREREQUISITES:

As this course builds on knowledge and skills acquired during STEOP (ISL1, Language Analysis), basic knowledge of articulatory phonetics, transcription and phonological analysis will be taken for granted.

THERE WILL BE A SHORT QUIZ ON MOODLE COUNTING TOWARDS THE FINAL GRADE, WHICH STUDENTS SHOULD COMPLETE BEFORE OUR FIRST SESSION to make sure that students have this knowledge readily available. The quiz will be based on chapters 1 and 2 in Plag et al. ‘Introduction to English Linguistics’ (which students already know from the STEOP reading list). Further details about the quiz will be announced via Moodle 1-2 days before our first session.

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 an in-text citation will prove helpful.

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 tutorial workshop on literature research. Details to be announced.

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, intro quiz, 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. 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.

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, intro quiz, 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

THERE WILL BE A SHORT QUIZ ON MOODLE COUNTING TOWARDS THE FINAL GRADE, WHICH STUDENTS SHOULD COMPLETE BEFORE OUR FIRST SESSION. Further details about the quiz will be announced via Moodle 1-2 days before our first session.

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

Reading list

Chapters 1 and 2 in:
Plag, Ingo; Braun, Maria; Lappe, Sabine; Schramm, Mareile. Introduction to English Linguistics. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Class reader (details 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: Mo 05.10.2020 10:09