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124641 VO BEd 04.1: Language in a Social Context (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 15.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 29.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 05.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 12.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 19.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 26.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 03.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 10.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 17.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 07.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 14.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 28.01. 15:00 - 16:30 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).
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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum for pass grade: 60%
1: 90-100%
2: 80-89%
3: 70-79%
4: 60-69%
5: 0-59%

Examination topics

All topics mentioned in the above course description.
Basis:
Lightbown & Spada: chapters 1-4.
Plag et al: chapters 6 & 7.
Lecture slides
additional readings on Moodle

Reading list

1. Lightbown, Patsy M. & Nina Spada. 2013. How languages are learned. (4th edition) Oxford: Oxford University Press. (3rd edition also acceptable).
2. Plag, Ingo, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe & Mareile Schramm. 2009 OR 2015. Introduction to English Linguistics. 2nd OR 3rd rev. ed. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Additional recommended readings will be indicated on Moodle as the course unfolds.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: BEd 04.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4641

Last modified: Tu 27.08.2019 13:48