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340054 UE Functional grammar and stylistics English (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



DI wtl von 09.03.2021 bis 20.04.2021 09.30-11.00 Ort:digital; DI wtl von 04.05.2021 bis 22.06.2021 09.30-11.00 Ort: digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Course objectives:
- Improvement of skills needed to interpret and produce grammatically correct texts in standard English;
- Raising awareness of the semantic/pragmatic nuances involved in making grammatical choices;
- Increasing students' appreciation of the syntax-semantics interface;
Student-centered approach: Students determine the issues to be discussed in class in a survey at the course start.
Possible topics: Tense/Aspect, Mood, Voice, Conditionals, Inversion, Word formation, Lexical/Syntactic Creativity in English Modals, Catenative Verbs, Reported Speech, Relative Clauses, Determiners, Adjectives vs. Adverbs;
Discussion in plenum, pair work, group work. Inverted classroom model.
The language of instruction is English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Four tests (100% of the final grade)
Mid-semester test (30%), end-of-term test (40%), two mini tests (15% each). No additional materials/electronic devices permitted.
90 - 100% 1
80 - 89% 2
70 - 79% 3
60 - 69% 4
0 - 59% 5 (fail)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment: Mid-semester test (30%), end-of-term test (40%), two mini tests (15% each).
Grading (points):
90 - 100 1
80 - 89 2
70 - 79 3
60 - 69 4
0 - 59 5 (fail)
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung: attendance is mandatory.

Examination topics

- exercises//materials covered in class and posted on Moodle
- all grammar topics discussed in class (as chosen by students in a survey at the beginning of the course)

Reading list

Recommended Reading:

A Student's Introduction to English Grammar (Cambridge University Press)
ISBN: 978-0-521-61288-3

Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English (Longman)
ISBN: 0-582-23726-2

English Grammar in Context with Key (Macmillan)
ISBN: 9781405070546

Advanced Language Practice with key (Macmillan)
ISBN: 1 405 00762

Advanced Grammar in Use, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press)
ISBN: 13: 978-1107697386

Practical English Usage (Oxford University Press)
ISBN-10: 0194202437

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 08.03.2021 05:09