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124641 VO BEd 04.1: Language in a Social Context (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 17.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 31.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 07.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 14.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 21.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 28.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 05.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 12.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 09.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 16.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 23.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture forms the second part of a one-year introductory programme that aims at providing first-year students of Lehramt Englisch with an overview of the major areas of linguistic knowledge and its relevance for language teaching. It will complement the topics discussed in the course Introduction to English Linguistics. After revisiting phonetics and phonology, we consider how language varies in relation to different social and geographical factors (sociolinguistics) as well as historical stages (historical linguistics). We examine how language functions in communication and how humans use language to create meaning in interaction (pragmatics, discourse analysis). Furthermore, we describe aspects of children acquiring their first language and how further languages are learnt at later stages in life and in different contexts (second language acquisition).

Assessment and permitted materials

written examination (multiple choice, phonetic transcription, open questions)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be familiar with the basic principles of phonology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, first and second language acquisition, and history of English. They will be able to apply their knowledge to English texts. Students will be able to read and write English in phonemic transcription.

Examination topics

Lecture

Reading list

Lightbown, Patsy M. & Nina Spada. 2013. How languages are learned. (4th edition) Oxford: Oxford Unversity Press.

Plag, Ingo, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe & Mareile Schramm. 2009 OR 2015. Introduction to English Linguistics. 2nd OR 3rd rev. ed. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046
Code/Modul: BEd 04.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4641

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