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122050 PS PS Linguistics (2021W)

Semantics

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

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. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Note that our PS will be held both online and on-site (depending, of course on the current regulations at the time).Eventual procedures will be announced in the first session.

Wednesday 13.10. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 20.10. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 27.10. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 03.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 10.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 17.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 24.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 01.12. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 15.12. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 12.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 19.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 26.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

'Meaning controls memory and perception.Meaning is the goal of communication. Meaning underlies social activities and culture.To a great degree, what distinguishes human cultures are the meanings they give to natural phenomena, artifacts, and human relations.' (Glenberg & Robertson 2000: pnd).Taking the area of semantics 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. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of semantics, develop skills in the linguistic analysis of meaning on different levels, and learn to approach questions in semantics in a systematic and objective way.After a basic introduction to the area of semantics, we will explore the topic from different angles, such as word meaning, meaning relations, discourse meaning and pragmatics and look at methods of data collection and analysis semantics as welll as at available online resources (corpora).Some of the questions we will investigate in the course of the term are:- What are meaning relations?- What are categories of semantic analysis?- What is the importance of context?In addition to exploring these questions and learning about research in semantics, participants will also learn how to find relevant literature on a specific research topic/question, critically analyse and reflect on existing research in the field and collect first experience in planning, conducting and writing up a small-scale linguistic research project.This course combines lecturer input, sample analyses of relevant material, assignments, group work, discussions and student presentations.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)Part 1: Class participation, readings, smaller (online) assignments, discussions etc. 10%Part 2: Poster presentation in class: 25%Part 3: Paper proposal: 20%Part 4: PS paper (3,500 words +/-10%): 45%All parts (1, 2, 3 and 4) must be completed and at least three out of four parts must be positive. The overall pass mark is 60%.Grading scale: 1 (sehr gut) 100-90%; 2 (gut) 89-80%; 3 (befriedigend), 79-70%; 4 (genügend) 69-60%; 5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.

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: Th 23.09.2021 00:05