Universität Wien FIND

124093 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2019S)

Investigating Specialized Discourse

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

ACHTUNG!!! Terminänderung

Friday 15.03. 14:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Saturday 16.03. 09:00 - 13:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 29.03. 14:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Saturday 30.03. 09:00 - 13:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 31.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Saturday 01.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The term ‘Specialized Discourse’ describes specialist, community-based uses of language, including academic, professional, technical and occupational domains of knowledge and practice. This course aims to introduce students to the range and variety of uses in which English serves as a language of specialized discourse and communication.
Students
• become familiar with theoretical and methodological foundations of discourse analysis, genre analysis and register analysis
• gain hands-on experience in analysing various text types and genres with a view to developing teaching materials
• develop the research and analytical skills necessary for the study of language in specialist domains of use

This course combines hands-on work with language data, reading-based group work and discussion and individual research work leading to a small-group presentation and a written project report. Students who choose to write their bachelor paper will produce a research paper based on their project work on an area of specialized discourse.

Assessment and permitted materials

Student assessment is based on their assignments and class participation, their project work (presentation and report or research paper).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on: class participation, assignments and small group presentation (50% of final grade); a project report or research paper (50% of final grade)
The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
• regular class attendance
• submitting all assignments (on time)
• active engagement in project work and presentation
• handing in the project report or research paper (on time)

Examination topics

not applicable

Reading list

Information on the required readings will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4692

Last modified: We 03.07.2019 08:27