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160402 VO Introduction to a Goidelic Language (2020S)

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Details

Language: German, Irisch

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.03. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 17.03. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 24.03. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 31.03. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 21.04. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 28.04. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 05.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 12.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 19.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 26.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 09.06. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 16.06. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 23.06. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 30.06. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Students will acquire the most important basics of Irish grammar and a stock of vocabulary, which enables them to participate in everyday, simple and short conversations; they will be able to interpret simple Irish texts with the help of appropriate resources (dictionary). No previous knowledge is necessary for this course. A knowledge/interest in languages and linguistics is helpful.

Although a lecture, participation, exchange of knowledge etc. is welcome. Materials from various books and my own materials will be used and will form the basis for the examination at the end of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam
"Foclóir Póca" or similar dictionary may be used (will be obtained at the beginning of the course). In the present situation (as a result of the COVID-19 virus restrictions), the written exam in June will take place digitally (open-book format) – more information forthcoming in due course. For future dates offered, this will revert to normal non-digital exam conditions as the situation allows.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For the exam, a simple coherent text must be translated and unusual grammatical situations must be documented with extra notes. This is particularly important where the construction does not exist or is not readily identifiable in German or English (e.g. habitual, copula, where a preposition takes over the function of a verb in German or English etc.). In order to pass, I must be able to clearly recognise that the student has understood most of the text and the grammatical or linguistically interesting constructions used in it.

The text will be 50-60 words in length and will consist of 10 blocks marked with 10 points each, 100 points in total. A short sentence is one unit. A longer sentence will be broken into two or more units - each phrase being a unit. The time allotted for the exam is 45 minutes. The marking scheme is as follows: 50-62p = pass 63-75p = satisfactory 76-87 = good 88-100 = excellent

If the exam needs to be digital, the exam will be conducted through Moodle. An exam text will be provided which must be uploaded with the translation and notes within 1.5 hours.

All support materials are allowed e.g. dictionary, preposition lists etc.

Examination topics

The student should be able to understand and translate texts which include structures learned during the course (dictionary and other support material allowed).

The materials used during the course will form the basis for the examination at the end of the course.

Reading list

I recommend, that every student has a dictionary (e.g. Foclóir Póca, Publ. An Gúm). There are alternatives on the internet (focloir.ie) but they often give the student too much information. Working with small compact dictionary is generally easier. If you don’t already have one, I can get one for you. Other materials will be provided through Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Grundkenntnisse keltischer Sprachen A 164
Individuelle Studien: Keltologie

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