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Basisvorlesung English Linguistics II

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Time and place:

  • Mon 17:15-18:00

Prerequisites / Organizational information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all winter term classes will be taught online.

The Basisvorlesung English Linguistics II belongs to the following modules in the indicated degree programs:

  • BA English and American Studies: Basismodul Linguistics. (No requirements but previous attendance of GS strongly recommended.)

  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien: Basismodul Linguistics. (No requirements but previous attendance of GS strongly recommended.)


NB In the degree programs BA and L-Gym, the Aufbauseminar| and the |Basisvorlesung| are examined in a joint written end-of-semester test. Therefore, these courses must be attended in the same semester. Since this lecture is part of the |Aufbauseminar there is no need to register for it

Erasmus students who wish to take a seperate exam on the contents of this lecture need to contact Barbara Gabel-Cunningham in January.

Content

This lecture deals with aspects of modern linguistics and provides an introduction to modern linguistics, especially corpus linguistics and . cognitive aspects of the study of language.
A focus will be put on topics such as:

  • why we know so much more about the nature of language than we did fifty years ago

  • how language and cognition are related

  • how we imagine language to be a network of constructions

  • how children learn language.

Recommended Literature

*Required reading:* Thomas Herbst. 2010. |English Linguistics|. Berlin: de Gruyter.