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160117 VO History of Linguistics (2018W)

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 18.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 08.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 15.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 22.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 29.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 06.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 13.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 10.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 17.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 24.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 31.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture provides a survey of the history and development of linguistics. It covers a long period starting from forms of metalinguistic reflection in the antiquity and the Middle Ages over the development of philologies in the 18th and 19th century up to the forms of linguistics (or language science) that are practiced today.
The lecture does not set out to sketch a teleology of 'the' discipline of ('modern') linguistics. Rather than that, die diversity and heterogeneity of the discipline is highlighted (as well as of its notion of 'language' or the understanding of what are to be considered linguistics' central objects). This is done by example of diverse strands, paradigms and controversies that mark the history of linguistics. Another (central) part of the history of linguistics, as it is focused in this lecture, is the history of the discipline's political involvements (particularly in the time of 1933 to 1945 and the ensuing post-war period).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination (test with general questions concerning the various topics discussed in the lecture). No materials or tools, except for paper and pencil, are permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students have an overview of important milestones in the history of linguistics, they know some central controversies and paradigms, and they are able to contextualize and judge the history of linguistics in epistemological terms.

The exam of this lecture is passed if at least half plus one points ofthe maximally reachable points have been reached (details will be elaborated at the beginning of the lecture).

Examination topics

Lecture and accompanying reading. Detailed handouts and further readings are provided on Moodle.

Reading list

A survey with focus on the German-speaking area: Gardt, Andreas. 1999. Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft in Deutschland: Vom Mittelalter bis ins 20. Jahrhundert.
Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.

A more comprehensive survey: Auroux, Sylvain, E. F. K. Koerner, Hans-Josef Niederehe & Kees Versteegh (Hgg.). 2000–2006. Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaften: Ein internationales Handbuch zur Entwicklung der Sprachforschung von den Anfängen bis
zur Gegenwart. 3 Bde. (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 18). Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.

Further references are provided on the Moodle e-learning platform.

Association in the course directory

MA1-M6
MA2-M5

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