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Seminar: Introduction to English Linguistics 1 - Details
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Course number 10-76-1-BB-01
Semester WiSe 2017/2018
Current number of participants 47
maximum number of participants 50
Home institute English-Speaking Cultures / Englisch, B.A.
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Tue , 17.10.2017 12:15 - 13:45, Room: SFG 1030
Englischsprachige Veranstaltung Ja
ECTS points 3

Course location / Course dates

SFG 1030 Tuesday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly (from 17/10/17) (14x)
Friday. 10.11.17 12:00 - 14:00


Linguistics is the scientific study of language and communication. It deals with all aspects of how people use language and what they must know in order to do so. The purpose of this class is to give a systematic introduction to the variety of ways in which language can be examined scientifically. Students will be introduced to and equipped with the fundamental concepts, the adequate terminology and methodology for linguistic analysis. The class will thus provide an overview of the core areas of linguistics – phonetics and phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of meaning and language use in context). Taking a contrastive German-English perspective whenever possible, this course will also cater for the needs and interests of students who want to become teachers of English.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE (please buy this book):
Kortmann, Bernd (2005), English Linguistics: Essentials. Berlin: Cornelsen.


regular attendance and active participation in in-class data analysis and discussion
careful reading and preparation of assigned readings for each session
final exam

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