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Course Title: 0504 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

English Department

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Tuesdays

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Studip and Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

English B2 (CEFR)

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0505 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

English Department

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Thursdays

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Studip and Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

English B2 (CEFR)

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0506 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 cognitive linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Mondays

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Studip and Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

English B2 (CEFR)

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0507 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 cognitive linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Mondays

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Studip and Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

English B2 (CEFR)

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0508 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 cognitive linguistics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

Dr. Barbara Ann Güldenring

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Tuesdays

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Studip and Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

English B2 (CEFR)

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0509 Varieties of English around the World: Synchronic and Diachronic Dimensions

Course Description

This lecture will give an overview of selected representative standard and non-standard varieties of English around the world, focussing on their history, sociolinguistics and linguistic structure. We will look at models of classification of varieties of English around the world as well as aspects of their emergence and development. We will also familiarize ourselves with selected methods of investigating these varieties.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

Magnus Huber

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Synchronous: Mondays: 12:00-14:00

Online Tool for Teaching

BBB, Studip, Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

Intermediate to advanced knowledge in English linguistics (e.g. an introductory + intermediate module in English Linguistics)

Good command of English.

ECTS

2

Course Title: 0510 Phonetics and Phonology

Course Description

This lecture surveys the sounds of English, primarily those of British and American. We will focus on the articulation of English sounds, including speech organs and the production of vowels and consonants, as well as the system used for the phonetic description of speech sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet IPA. We will also have a look at phonemes, the smallest sound units of a language, and the distribution of their variants. Another unit will deal with phenomena of connected speech, such as the mutual influence between neighbouring sounds, word stress and intonation. Students will also learn to read and transcribe spoken English using the 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

English Department

Lecturer

Magnus Huber

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Asychronous (recorded)

Online Tool for Teaching

Ilias

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

Basic linguistic knowledge (e.g. a course Introduction to English Linguistics)

Good command of English.

ECTS

2

Course Title: 0511 ‘Woman’/Feminisms/Queer/Trans and Nonbinary/Race/Nation/Ability – Decolonizing Knowledge, Introducing Diversity Studies and Inclusion

Course Description

The aims of this lecture are to introduce the concepts and issues in gender and diversity studies on the background of current US American and German cultural politics.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Greta Olson

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Synchronous: Monday: 18:00-20:00

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

Good command of academic English.

ECTS

3

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