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Course Title: 0501 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)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master of English

Prerequisites

Introduction to english linguistics; Sufficient English skills

ECTS

2

Course Title: 0502 Modernist Poetry and Poetics

Course Description

This is an introductory seminar to modernism, its poetry and its poetics. In this class, students are introduced to a diverse range of poems and poetic forms, using modernist poetry as a focus point and example. A reader with texts will be provided through StudIP at the beginning of term.

Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

Dr. Andrea Rummel

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays 12:00-14:00

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master of English Studies

Prerequisites

English C1

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0505 History of the English Language

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)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

StudIP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master 

Prerequisites

English B2

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0506 History of the English Language

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)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

StudIP, ILIAS

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master 

Prerequisites

English B2

ECTS

5

Course Title: 0513 Early Modern Science from a Literary Perspective

Course Description

The seminar will focus on some of the most well-known texts by early modern playwrights, poets and natural philosophers (Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Shadwell, Margaret Cavendish and others) in order to explore the cultural impact of the New Science, its utopian implications, the use of rhetorical strategies and poetic imagery on both 'sides' (- even though there is no clear dividing line between 'literary' and 'scientific' writing in the 17th century), and their contextual framework.

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Faculty

Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture

Institute

English Department

Lecturer

PD Dr. Martina Mittag

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

29/04/2022, 14:00-17:00

15-17/06/2022, 10:00-18:00

Mode and Time

Synchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master

Prerequisites

 

ECTS

5

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