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160157 VO History of Linguistics (2020W)

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

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Thursday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Thursday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8

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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).

The lecture will take place face-to-face if circumstances allow. For students who cannot participate face-to-face, it will additionally be recorded via u:stream. Should COVID-19 prevention require it, the lecture will go online completely.

UPDATE due to COVID-19 (1/11/2020): As a result of the current govenrnemental COVID-19 prevention measues this course will be held only online as of Nov. 5, 2020. Videos of the lecture will be provided directly via Moodle (no longer via u:stream).

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.

Update due to COVID-19 (26/09/2020):
Examininations will take place online as a "take-home exam". Students are provided at the scheduled exam dates with tasks that need to be addressed and submitted within 7 days. All materials are allowed (open book format) .

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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