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122054 PS PS Linguistics (2021W)

Syntax

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

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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

Friday 15.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 22.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 29.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 05.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 12.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 19.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 26.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 03.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 10.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 17.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 07.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 14.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 21.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 28.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

"Grammar is a piano I play by ear, since I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned. All I know about grammar is its infinite power. To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. Many people know about camera angles now, but not so many know about sentences. " Joan Didion

This course has as its core goal the training of future teachers who, while aware of many of the syntactic restrictions of the English language, nonetheless to a large extent speak English intuitively, but will need to be able to quickly analyze and explain their intuitive assessment of 'right' and 'wrong' to future students. In other words, it aims at raising their awareness for and equipping them with the tools for syntactic analysis.

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 - namely syntax - and prepares them for their first small-scale research project in this area.

After revisiting concepts from the introductory lectures ‘Grammar in Use’ and ‘English Linguistics’, we will explore the topic from different angles, looking at, for instance, 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. Participants will 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, as well as presenting their results in the form of a poster presentation.

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 students will choose one aspect related to English syntax, 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: Participation, readings, smaller assignments, discussions etc. 15%
Part 2: Paper proposal: 20% (including study proposal)
Part 3: Poster presentation: 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
- poster presentation
- on-time submission of PS paper and paper proposal

Please note that the project report 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: Mo 27.09.2021 11:08