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180099 VO+UE Introduction to linguistics from a cognitive perspective (2018W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

1.Termin (Vorbesprechung): Mo 1. Oktober 2018, 9:00
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 03.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 17.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 24.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 31.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 14.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 21.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 28.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 05.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 12.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 09.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 23.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 30.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Language may be regarded as one of the most prominent cognitive capacities of the human race. It is ubiquitous, and every human being speaks at least one language and knows about a few others. Disputes about properties of one or another language or dialect are quite popular. But what do we really know about this cognitive capacity. In order to discuss this, a few concepts and topics of modern linguistics have to be presented and understood. In the first phase of the course we will try to gain clarity about certain quite important questions: what is the code language uses, and how is it transmitted (phonology and phonetics)? What are the units of language and how are they utilized to form a rather complex system (morphology, syntax)? What role plays structure for language (syntax, semantics)? How does meaning come about (semantics, acquisition)? Do we structure meanings (semantics, information structure)? In the following, we will address topics that directly relate to themes most relevant to the study of cognition in a broader sense.

Assessment and permitted materials

will be discussed and decided upon in the first unit

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

No specific recommendations. Materials and literature will be provided on the moodle platform.

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