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141040 VU Hausa: Exercises 1 (2023W)

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Language: German

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Start: 06.10.2023

Friday 06.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 13.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 20.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 27.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 03.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 10.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 17.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 24.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 01.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 15.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 12.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 19.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 26.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Course: In this course, we primarily focus on the video-based Hausa course "Hausar Baka - Gani Ya Kori Ji" [Spoken Hausa - Seeing is Better than Hearing], (see reference below). Videos and course materials are available online (http://aflang.humanities.ucla.edu/language-materials/chadic-languages/hausa/hausar-baka-online/) or made available in Moodle. The video segments feature natural interactions from more than 50 Hausa speakers and cover culture-specific topics (e.g., greetings, leave-taking, shopping, family behaviour, marital strife, dining habits, religion and superstition, occupations, and more) that help to understand the grammatical structures of Hausa.

Goals: Using videos with Hausa speakers on different cultural topics, the students acquire basic knowledge of the basic vocabulary and grammatical structures of Hausa. The primary aim is to acquire and understand simple grammatical structures of Hausa, with students also acquiring the ability to analyse linguistic structures, understand simple expressions and use them themselves. The basic knowledge acquired in the course Hausa Grammar 1 is applied in the course 'Hausa: Exercise 1' by means of practical tasks and exercises.

Contents: On the one hand, specific grammatical questions will be in the foreground, on the other hand, grammatical structures will be worked out using selected texts or video recordings of simple conversational situations. First and foremost, it is about getting to know the basics of Hausa grammar, e.g., noun system, verbal system, lexical and grammatical tone. In addition, it is also about acquiring the basic Hausa vocabulary and the ability to actively use it. Furthermore, the students acquire socio-cultural and historical background knowledge, which is necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the Hausa society and their language.

Methods: Lecture; Reading and discussion of selected texts and exercises.

Assessment and permitted materials

Performance assessment: Regular participation in class and written exam at the end of the semester.

Allowed Resources: Course materials and dictionaries.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements: Regular participation in class and participation in the written exam.

Assessment scale: 40% participation and 60% written exam.

Examination topics

Exam material: Part 1 of Hausar Baka, i.e., Sassaukar Hausa [Simple Hausa].

Reading list

References: Randell, R., A. Bature, and R.G. Schuh. 1998. Hausar Baka ('Gani Ya Kori Ji'): Elementary and Intermediate Lessons in Hausa Language and Culture. Windsor, California: World of Languages http://aflang.humanities.ucla.edu/language-materials/chadic-languages/hausa/hausar-baka-online/].

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SB1A

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