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128141 FS FS Research Seminar I (2019S)

Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in the English Noun Phrase

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

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 26.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 02.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 09.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 30.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 07.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 14.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 21.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 28.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 04.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 18.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 25.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course description:
Noun phrases play a crucial role in everyday communication, typically providing information about the things we want to talk about. For this reason they have been studied in great detail: there’s a wealth of literature on their internal structure and their various semantic and discourse-pragmatic functions. In this course we will concentrate on why and how the meaning, function and form of noun phrases change over time, looking at some of the diachronic processes that underlie these changes (grammaticalization, lexicalization, subjectification, etc.). In groups, students will investigate a specific type of noun phrase construction (e.g. "sort-of"/"kind-of" constructions, measure noun constructions), using corpus data to study their development over the last 200 years.

Course aims:
-Students will learn to analyse complex noun phrases, and to recognize changes in their function and form;
-Students will be able to conduct (in groups) a research project on the grammaticalization or lexicalization of a particular noun phrase construction, based on relevant corpus data.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of a research proposal and research report (group work), a presentation and an interview (individual evaluation). Regular class attendance (max. two absences) and active participation are required.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
15% research plan (group work)
10% interviews on research progress (individual evaluation)
25% group presentation (individual evaluation)
50% research report (group work)

Students need to attain a minimum (average) score of 60%.
Grading scale:
0–59.9% = 5; 60–69.9% = 4; 70–79.9% = 3; 80–89.9% = 2; 90–100% = 1

Examination topics

Readings, classroom discussions and exercises, presentation, research project (proposal and final report)

Reading list

All required reading will be made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 812 (2)
Code/Modul: M04 FS. M05
Lehrinhalt: 12-8141

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