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122226 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper / MA historical & descriptive linguistics / MA applied linguistics (2014S)

Old English

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

Ácnáwan Englisc gewrit – Understanding (Old) English texts

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

Monday 10.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 17.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 24.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 31.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 07.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 28.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 05.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 12.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 19.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 26.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 02.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 16.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 23.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Monday 30.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar deals with Old English as represented in textual witnesses of diverse genres (covering Heroic Poems, religious and philosophical texts, legal codices, etc.). Each participant will select a short passage from an Old English text, analyse it in phonological, morphological and syntactic terms and produce a commented translation into Present Day English Prose. Additionally participants will be encouraged to elaborate, in their papers, on specific problem they have encountered in their analyses.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of their participation in discussions, the oral presentation of their analyses, and a seminar-paper like portfolio consisting of phonological, morphological and syntactic analyses of Old English, a translation, and a brief discussion of a problem of their choice.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective of this course is to familiarize ourselves with Old English well enough to be able to understand and enjoy texts that have been written in it. Making use of dictionaries and grammars, we shall develop our analytic skills by trying to cope with a language that is related to Present Day English but at the same time so different that coming to terms with it represents a real challenge.

Examination topics

In an introductory phase, we shall familiarize ourselves with Old English and practice analysing bits of text on various structural levels. During the rest of the seminar, student will report on their own analyses, on the problems they encounter and on the ways in which they intend to address them. The issues and proposals they bring up will be discussed by all participants.

Reading list

T.B.A

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, ME 812;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2, M04, M05
Lehrinhalt: 12-0312

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