Universität Wien FIND

122050 PS PS Linguistics (2019W)

Vocabulary: A journey into the depths of word knowledge

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Be aware of the two sessions on Friday 29th of November and Friday 6th of December. Attendence is obligatory on these two days, since these sessions will be on the software SPSS.

Wednesday 09.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 23.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 30.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 06.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 13.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 20.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 27.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 29.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33
Wednesday 04.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 06.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33
Wednesday 11.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 08.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 15.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 22.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 29.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

“Without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed” (Wilkins 1972: 111).
Taking the area of vocabulary as an example this course provides students with more detailed insights into one area of linguistics and prepares them for their first small-scale research project.
After introducing basic lexical concepts we will explore the topic in more depth, taking a look at word formation, word meaning and word usage. Different aspects of word knowledge, such as spoken form, word associations or collocations, will be investigated in more detail. Students will actively engage with vocabulary tests and will get an introduction to the process of empirical research, data elicitation and basic statistics.

AIMS:
In addition to learning about lexical research participants will learn how to find, reflect on and analyse existing literature on a specific research topic/question and will collect first experiences in planning, conducting and writing about a small-scale linguistic research project.

METHODS:
This course combines lecturer input, group work, discussions, on and offline assignments, student presentations and hands-on experience with data.

Assessment and permitted materials

Student assessment is based on active participation in class, online assignments, regular readings, oral poster presentation and the PS paper.
For the paper each student will choose an aspect related to vocabulary knowledge, explore it in more detail and conduct a small-scale study. Further information will be provided in class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

Part 1: Class participation, readings, smaller assignments, discussions… 10%
Part 2: Poster presentation in class 25%
Part 3: Paper proposal (including study proposal) 20%
Part 4: PS paper (3500 ± 10%) 45%

100-90% 1
89-80% 2
79-70% 3
69-60% 4
59-0% 5

All parts (1,2,3,4) must be completed and at least 3 out of 4 parts must be positive. The overall pass mark is 60%.

Examination topics

Continuous assessment based on what was covered in class, details will be given in class and on Moodle.

Reading list

Materials will be provided in class and via the Moodle platform.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-2045

Last modified: Mo 02.09.2019 15:47