Phraseology and Psycholinguistic Aspects



Time and place

Das PS Linguistics gehört in folgenden StudiengŠngen jeweils zu folgenden Modulen:

  • BA English and American Studies (neu): Zwischenmodul II Linguistics. (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul I: Thematisches Kombinationsmodul)

  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien (neu): Zwischenmodul L-GYM Linguistics. (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Basismodul Linguistics; Studienbeginn ab WS 2020/21: beide Basismodule Linguistics)

  • Lehramt Englisch an Grund-, Haupt- und Realschulen (neu): Seminarmodul L-UF Linguistics. (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Elementarmodul Linguistics; Studienbeginn ab WS 2020/21: beide Elementarmodule Linguistics)

Scheinerwerb: Referat + Hausarbeit


This course will provide students with theoretical as well as practical value. We will make an attempt to examine the status of multi-word phraseological units (e.g. idioms, collocations) and discuss their importance in other fields of linguistics, e.g. corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, etc. This semester, there will be a focus on phraseological units in language processing research. Among others, the following questions will be discussed: Are phraseological units processed holistically as prefabricated chunks or partially? Do non-native speakers process PUs differently from native speakers? As far as non-native speakers are concerned, does it depend on language proficiency levels?

Additional information

Expected participants: 20