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122053 PS PS Linguistics (2021W)

Pragmatics

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 PS1 will be held online and on-site (depending, of course on the current regulations at the time).Eventual procedures will be announced in our first session.

Wednesday 13.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 24.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 01.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 12.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 19.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

"What can/do we do with words?"

These questions lie at the heart of the study of pragmatics - the study of language as human action in situ.
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CONTENTS: Building on the introductory module (STEOP), this proseminar discusses the basics of academic writing and research methodology with the help of hands-on examples from the linguistic study of pragmatics. Students are provided with basic insights into this area as one amongst many fields within the study of language, and are guided through carrying out their first small-scale research project in the area of pragmatics.

In this course, students are made familiar with:
• Selected resources, methods, and basic concepts and problems in the field of pragmatics
• The basic principles and ethics of academic research
• Finding and evaluating academic sources
• The basic conventions of academic writing

AIM: Students are be able to carry out a small-scale empirical research project on a topic in the field of pragmatics. They are able to identify the necessary phases of academic work in this process and to put their academic work into writing (e.g. study proposal, PS paper, poster presentation).

METHODS: Reading, discussions, peer-group interaction, in-class and individual (online) exercises, lecturer input, autonomous research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Student assessment is based on active participation in class, self-study and online assignments, regular readings, an oral poster presentation, and the PS paper.

For the paper each students will choose one aspect related to pragmatics, explore it in more detail and conduct an empirical 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 (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. 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

Course evaluation is based on
- active participation, discussions/online activities, regular readings
- online poster presentation
- on-time submission of PS paper and paper proposal
Please note that your paper will be checked with anti-plagiarism software (TurnItIn).

Reading list

Readings will be made available on Moodle.

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