Universität Wien FIND

122251 AR Advanced Course 1/2 / Advanced Course in Linguistics - Hist. & Descr. (2017W)

Old English and its cultural context

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 16.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 23.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 30.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 06.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 13.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 20.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 27.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 04.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 11.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 08.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 15.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 22.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 29.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an introduction to Old English (OE), the oldest attested stage of the English language, used up to the early 12th century. From the start, the discussion of the main linguistic features of OE will be linked with the reading and analysis of a variety of OE texts, which will also be discussed in their sociohistorical and cultural context. Participants will learn to use the main tools, both printed and electronic, for the study of the language. By the end of the course, they should be able to read OE texts on their own and to do further studies in the field.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on readings, home assignments and a written and oral exam at the end of the term.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants should be familiar with basic linguistic concepts, but no prior knowledge of OE is required. Regular class attendance, submission of home assignments and positive results in final exam are expected.

Examination topics

Home assignments, reading of the relevant chapters of the course book (see below) and familiarity with the content presented in class as well as the OE texts read in or prepared for class.

Reading list

The textbook used is:
Baker, Peter S. 2012. Introduction to Old English. 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell
OE texts and additional exercises based on the book are also available on-line and will be accessible to participants with a password handed out in the first session.
Further secondary literature will be provided in class.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 812 [2]; UF MA 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-223-225, MA M04, MA M05, UF MA 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0330

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