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340202 UE Functional grammar and stylistics English (2020W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Hybridlehre (im Notfall ausschließlich digitale Lehre)

Tuesday 13.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 27.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 10.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Hörsaal 3 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 01.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 19.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course objectives:
- Improvement of skills needed to interpret and produce grammatically correct and stylistically appropriate texts in standard English (both British and American standard);
- Raising awareness of the semantic/pragmatic nuances involved in making grammatical choices and resulting from them;
- Increasing students' appreciation of the syntax-semantics interface in texting;
Content:
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, Idiomaticity, Metaphor & Metonymy etc.
Methods:
Discussion in plenum, pair work, group work. Inverted classroom model.
The language of instruction is English.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Midterm Test
- Final Test
- Assignments (in-class and homework)

No electronic devices permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Make-up of the final grade:
Midterm Test: 40%
Final Test: 40%
Assignments: 20%

Grading:
0 - 59% - 5
60 - 69% - 4
70 - 79% - 3
80 - 89% - 2
90 - 100% - 1

In order to receive a final pass grade, both tests must be positive (over 50%).

Examination topics

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

Reading list

Recommended Reading (a selection):
Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English (Longman)
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: We 16.12.2020 10:09