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122227 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper / MA historical & descriptive linguistics / MA applied linguistics (2013S)

Quantitative and qualitative approaches to variation and change

11.00 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. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 20.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 10.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 17.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 24.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 08.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 15.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 22.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 29.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 05.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 12.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 19.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 26.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

One of the most interesting features of language is its constant variability both on diachronic and synchronic dimension. Analysing the development of the new meanings of words as well as the lectal variation in their use can be a life long fascination. This seminar offers a hands on experience in investigating these interesting phenomena. It starts with an analysis of several case studies on semantic extension and constructional change.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of in-class participation (continuous assessment 40%) and a term paper (60%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This seminar offers and overview of studies on language variation and change and will aquaint students with a number of qualitative and quantitative methods of analyzing them.

Examination topics

Reading, class discussions, solving in-class tasks, long paper (7000 words)

Reading list

Hilpert, Martin. 2008. Germanic Future Constructions A Usage-based Approach to Language Change. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Teubert, Wolfgang – Ramesh Krishnamurthy. 2007. Corpus Linguistics. Critical concepts in Linguistics. Vol. V. London – New York: Routledge.
A more detailed reading list will be posted on Moodle at the begining of the course.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, ME 812;
Code/Modul: Diplom 222, 226/228, 236/238, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2, M04, M05
Lehrinhalt: 12-0312

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