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Course Title: 0501 Phonetics and Phonology (Group A)

Course Description

This course surveys the sounds of English, primarily those of American and British accents. The lecture focuses on the characteristic articulation of English sounds (esp. speech organs, sound classes, places and manners of articulation) as well as the systems used for the phonetic description of vowels and consonants. We will also have a look at phonemes and allophonic distribution, phonological processes and connected speech phenomena such as word stress and intonation.  Attention is also paid to those areas of articulation that tend to be problematic for German speakers. Students will also learn to read and broadly transcribe English sounds using International Phonetic Association (IPA) transcription.

Course book: Lorenz, Frank. 2013. Basics of phonetics & English phonology. With IPA transcription. 2nd. ed. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Magnus Huber

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous session at semester start: 12/10/21, Time (CET): Tuesday, 15h-16h

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

Introduction to English linguistics; 

Advanced knowledge of English

ECTS

2

Course Title: 0502 Phonetics and Phonology (Group B)

Course Description

This course surveys the sounds of English, primarily those of American and British accents. The lecture focuses on the characteristic articulation of English sounds (esp. speech organs, sound classes, places and manners of articulation) as well as the systems used for the phonetic description of vowels and consonants. We will also have a look at phonemes and allophonic distribution, phonological processes and connected speech phenomena such as word stress and intonation.  Attention is also paid to those areas of articulation that tend to be problematic for German speakers. Students will also learn to read and broadly transcribe English sounds using International Phonetic Association (IPA) transcription.

Course book: Lorenz, Frank. 2013. Basics of phonetics & English phonology. With IPA transcription. 2nd. ed. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Magnus Huber

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

21/10/21-18/02/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous session at semester start: 14/10/21, Time (CET): Thursday, 14h-15h

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

Introduction to English linguistics; 

Advanced knowledge of English

ECTS

2

Course Title: 0503 Sociolinguistics

Course Description

Just like any other living language, English is neither geographically nor socially homogeneous. More often than not there are many ways of saying the "same thing". For instance, there are different possibilities of forming negative interrogatives with do-support: Did you not know that?, Didn't you know that? and some speakers would even accept Did not you know that? Thus, variation is one of the fundamental characteristics of human language. Sociolinguistics, the study of language in society, investigates how social groups vary in their use of a language (it is imaginable that Did not you know that? is used more by older speakers) in different situations (Didn't you know that? is used much more in informal, spoken than in formal, written language). Dialectology, on the other hand, studies the geographical variability of language (e.g. considering variants such as ken for 'know' or thou for 'you'.
This lecture will review important principles and assumptions of the discipline and discuss selected sociolinguistic studies. Topics also include historical sociolinguistics and dialectology, i.e. the reconstruction and analysis of the social and geographical distribution of variants in earlier stages of a language, the morphosyntax of pidgins and creoles (varieties of English that have resulted from contact with other languages) as well as morphosyntactic variation in the New Englishes around the world.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Magnus Huber

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

18/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

Introduction to English linguistics; 

Advanced knowledge of English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0504 Introduction to English Linguistics

Course Description

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to English in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terms of core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Tobias Bernaisch

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays, 10:15h-11:45h

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS, Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0505 History of the English Language (Group A)

Course Description

The study of the history of the English language offers highly relevant insights into how the language has changed over the course of the centuries and into how the English language is structured and functions all around the world today. Therefore, we will pay particular attention to the different periods in the history of the English language, i.e. Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Late Modern English and Present-day English, in order to follow the structural changes on the levels of phonology, lexis, syntax and semantics that have led to the English language as we use it today.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0506 History of the English Language (Group B)

Course Description

The study of the history of the English language offers highly relevant insights into how the language has changed over the course of the centuries and into how the English language is structured and functions all around the world today. Therefore, we will pay particular attention to the different periods in the history of the English language, i.e. Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Late Modern English and Present-day English, in order to follow the structural changes on the levels of phonology, lexis, syntax and semantics that have led to the English language as we use it today.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

21/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0507 Introduction to English Linguistics (Group A)

Course Description

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to English in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terms of core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

18/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0508 Introduction to English Linguistics (Group B)

Course Description

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to English in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terms of core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

18/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0509 Introduction to English Linguistics (Group D)

Course Description

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to English in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terms of core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0510 Introduction to English Linguistics (Group E)

Course Description

This course aims at familiarizing students with approaches to the study of human language in general and to English in particular. Attention will be paid to important concepts and terms of core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and to their relevance to the fields of applied linguistics, such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

20/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

B2 English

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0514 Literary Periods: An Introduction

Course Description

This course is an introductory foundation course to literary periods and periodization. It will begin by giving a systematic overview of how we place literature in time and cultural history. We will then continue to interrogate the usefulness of these categories and to debate the advantages and limits of such systems of classification.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Andrea Rummel

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous and asynchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays, 14h-16h

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

Englisch C1,

Enrolment as a students of English

ECTS

5 (2 if ungraded)

Course Title: 0515 WB Yeats and Symbolism

Course Description

This course will offer an introduction to WB Yeats’s writings and the contexts of British modernist poetry. We will be looking at his shorter fiction, poetry and essays and discuss his contribution to modernist traditions such as symbolism.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Dr. Andrea Rummel

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous and asynchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays, 10h-12h

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

Englisch C1,

Enrolment as a students of English

ECTS

5 (2 if ungraded)

Course Title: 0516 Forensic Linguistics

Course Description

This seminar aims at introducing the main concepts, theories and methods of forensic linguistic research and, in doing so, provides a broad overview of this particular linguistic field. Each session focuses on different subfields of forensic linguistics such as forensic phonetics, authorship analysis and different text types such as suicide letters, death row statements, extortion letters, policespeak, and trial discourse. Each session includes a practical analysis of a sample forensic text with real-life cases.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Karin Puga

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP and loom recordings

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Fields of study: English Linguistics

Prerequisites

B2 Englisch

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0517 Lexicology

Course Description

The course is designed to provide you with a better understanding of how to study, analyze, and acquire words. The course will cover some of the essential history of English vocabulary, investigate and interpret the different functions and parts of words and how they are formed, discuss the different levels of meaning that may be associated with lexical items, and explore how words are organized in the mental lexicon.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Karin Puga

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP and loom recordings

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Fields of study: English Linguistics

Prerequisites

B2 Englisch

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0518 Methods in Cultural, Literary and Linguistic Studies

Course Description

This course focuses on the mediation of approaches and techniques of scientific work within English linguistics and literary studies with regard to structural, stylistics, and content design of academic research papers. Additionally, the course provides ample opportunity to work with different (linguistic) tools and practices research skills. We will also place an emphasis on how to discuss and present empirical findings.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Karin Puga & L. Bauer

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

18/10/21-15/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP and loom recordings

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Fields of study: English Linguistics

Prerequisites

B2 Englisch

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0519 Psycholinguistics

Course Description

This seminar aims at introducing the main concepts, theories and methods of psycholinguistic and cognitive linguistic research and, in doing so, provides a broad overview of this particular linguistic field. Furthermore, this seminar will put a special focus on issues pertaining to L2 acquisition and teaching.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Karin Puga

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

19/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Stud.IP and loom recordings

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor

Fields of study: English Linguistics

Prerequisites

B2 Englisch

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0521 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity Studies

Course Description

More information is coming soon.

 

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

Department of English

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Greta Olson

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

18/10/21-14/02/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Mondays, 18h-20h

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

none

ECTS

3

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