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122053 PS PS Linguistics (2019W)

Vocabulary

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

Tuesday 08.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 15.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 22.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 29.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 05.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 12.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 19.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 03.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 10.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 17.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 07.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 14.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 21.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 28.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

“Vocabulary knowledge provides the essential building blocks of language and without vocabulary neither language production nor language comprehension is possible” (Milton & Treffers-Daller 2013:151).
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 from different angles, such as the mental lexicon, word formation, word meaning and specialized vocabulary. 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:
- How do we define ‘a word’ and what does it mean to ‘know a word’?
- How can we describe associations between words in the mental lexicon?
- How can we describe lexical meaning?
- How can we define and describe specialized (e.g. technical) vocabulary?
Aims
In addition to exploring these questions and learning about lexical research, 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 about a small-scale linguistic research project.
Methods
This course combines lecturer input, sample analyses of relevant material, on- and offline assignments, group work, discussions and student presentations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Student assessment is based on active participation in class, online assignments, regular readings, an oral poster presentation and the PS paper.
For the paper each student will choose one aspect related to vocabulary and explore it in more detail with the help of empirical data collected from corpora or with the help of elicitation techniques. 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 (f2f, online) 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.
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 (see Ziele, Inhalte und Methode/course schedule). 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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