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Independent Study Group

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Time and place

  • Jede zweite Woche Do 12:15-13:45, (exclude vac) .ics

Students are required to give a group presentation (30 minutes).


Die Independent Study Group gehört in folgenden Studiengängen jeweils zu folgenden Modulen:

  • BA English and American Studies: Hauptmodul A.

Content

As the name suggests, the idea behind this type of class is that you form small groups and independently carry out a research project, usually related to the topic of the corresponding Hauptseminar, under the supervision of the course convenor. The class will begin with a block containing a brief introduction to empirical methods in linguistic research (e.g. the use of corpora or of experiments) and to formulating good research questions. After that, the groups will work independently and I will meet one group per week to monitor progress and suggest improvements. At the end of the semester, each group has to present the results of their study in about 30 minutes (+ 15 minutes question time).