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122053 PS PS Linguistics (2020S)

Semantics

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

The deregistration period has been extended to 30 April 2020.

From 11 March 2020 until (presumably) 3 April remote learning will be in effect.
Please use email and/or the forums on Moodle to contact me or connect with your colleagues also attending the course.

Wednesday 11.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 18.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 25.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 01.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 22.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 29.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 06.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 13.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 20.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 27.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 03.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 10.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 17.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 24.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

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, the paper proposal, an oral poster presentation and the PS paper.
For the paper each student will choose one aspect related to phonetics and phonology, 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

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