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122051 PS PS Linguistics (2019S)

Syntax

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

In addition to our regular sessions, there will be two mandatory individual feedback sessions, one on April 11/12 and on on May 2/9.

Thursday 07.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 14.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 21.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 28.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 04.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 11.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 02.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 09.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 16.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 23.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 06.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 13.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 27.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Taking the area of English grammar in general and syntax in particular 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 revisiting concepts from the introductory lectures ‘Grammar in Use’ and ‘English Linguistics’, we will explore the topic from different angles, such as tense & aspect and the genitive alternation. In addition, we will discuss the process of empirical research and look at data elicitation and corpus linguistic methods.

Some of the questions we will investigate in the course of the term are:
- Is there meaning in grammar and/or syntax?
- How do we define grammatical concepts we take for granted, such as ‘nouns’ and ‘verbs’?
- How do we differentiate between different grammatical ways of referring to the same situation?

Aims
In addition to exploring these questions and learning about research on syntax, participants will also learn how to find relevant literature on a specific research topic/question, critically analyze and reflect on existing research in the field and collect first experience in planning, conducting and writing about a small-scale linguistic research project.

Methods
Reading, discussions, peer-group interaction, in-class and online exercises, lecturer input, autonomous research, poster 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 English grammar, 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, peer-feedback, discussions etc. 20%
Part 2: Poster presentation in class: 20%
Part 3: Paper proposal: 15%
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.
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

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