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14104-03 - Proseminar: Introduction to the History of English 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2014
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Thomas Messerli (thomas.messerli@unibas.ch)
Inhalt This compulsory proseminar (BA 2005) introduces students to the history of the English language (from the beginnings to the present day), and aims to sharpen their understanding of the historical dynamics of linguistic systems. A strong emphasis will be placed on methodology and data. This means we will question how best to explore language change in the past, despite the absence of spoken records and scant written data from particular periods. Reasons for language change, both language- internal and -external, will be examined. In particular, we will (a) be looking at different levels of the linguistic system to understand in what ways phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics are subject to variation, adaptation and change over time, and (b) reflect on how social, economic and anthropological factors involving speakers' mobility and contact between languages and language varieties are at the heart of variation and change. It is strongly recommended that BA students who take the proseminar on historical linguistics also follow the lecture The History of English (21837-01) .
Lernziele To introduce students to the historical aspects of language change and, more generally, to the events in the history of the English language that relate to linguistic changes.
Literatur All texts will be made available on ISIS.
Bemerkungen It is strongly recommended that BA students who take the proseminar on historical linguistics also follow the lecture The History of English (21837-01) .
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Teilnahmebedingungen Successful completion of the module "Learning about Linguistics" (BA 2005)
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register for this course on ISIS. The number of students is limited to 25 per group.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.02.2014 – 28.05.2014

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Module Modul Refining Skills in Linguistics (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2013)) (Pflicht)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Active participation, oral presentation, written assignment
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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