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122050 PS PS Linguistics (2020S)

Vocabulary

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

There are two extra sessions in the Computer Rooms of ZID on the 20th of May 12:15-13:45 and the 27th of May 12:15-13:45, which are obligatory concerning participation. We will work with the statistical program SPSS.

Friday 06.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 13.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 20.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 27.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 03.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 24.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 08.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 20.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33
Friday 22.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Wednesday 27.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33
Friday 29.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 12.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 19.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 26.06. 10:00 - 12:00 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

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