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122048 PS Proseminar Linguistics 2 (2014S)

Norms of correctness in English

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

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

Monday 10.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 17.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 24.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 31.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 07.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 28.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 05.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 12.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 19.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 26.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 02.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 16.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 23.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 30.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar is concerned with norms of correctness in English and associated notions like good vs bad (or beautiful vs ugly) language, standard vs non-standard English and prescription vs description. We will find that our (or other people's) notions of 'good', 'beautiful', 'standard' English are the result of historical processes which strongly reflect cultural and social conditions and that the seemingly straightforward relation between descriptive linguistics and prescriptive norms turns out to be rather complex.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of in-class participation, oral presentation, and a short paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants will know about various norms of correctness in English, be able to critically reflect their current role and to discuss their emergence in the Modern English period. They will have acquired more advanced academic research skills, including critical reading of research papers, doing hands-on linguistic analyses, oral and written presentations of their findings.

Examination topics

Critical reading, class discussions, independent research projects (including corpus research) solving in-class tasks, oral presentation, short (2500-3000 word) paper.

Reading list

Background readings will be made available through moodle and in our library.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612;
Code/Modul: BA06.1, BA09.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-2043

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33