[English] The structure of English: An Introduction English Linguistics


General information

Course name The structure of English:  An Introduction English Linguistics
Course type Lecture
Course code 050567
Course coordinator Dr. Lars Blöhdorn
Faculty Arts and Humanities
Examination office GPA Arts and Humanities
Short summary First insight into linguistics: fundamental concepts and methodology

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor
Also possible for Bachelor and Master

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Exam
Frequency winter term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

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Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content What is language and how can we describe it? To answer these questions, this introductory lecture is designed to give you a first insight into linguistic issues. Step by step, we will work out some of the fundamental concepts and methodology employed in the analysis and description of language. We will take closer looks at the various core areas of linguistics, among them Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Language Acquisition.
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Additional information

The class "Structure of English" consists of one lecture in the Fall and one seminar in Spring. The course will be awarded with 10 credit points if the exam is passed (exam will be at the end of Spring).