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67578-01 - Seminar: English Lexicology and Phraseology 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Julia Landmann (julia.landmann@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt English lexicology as a field of study received little attention in the past but has become the focus of linguistic concern in the past few decades. Studies have been published on lexicological areas such as word-formation and semantics, lexical semantics, vocabulary, the mental lexicon, and words and their meaning. In this seminar, students will be introduced to essential approaches to lexicology and its underlying concepts. An overview will be given of the wide range of lexicographical resources available today, such as the "Oxford English Dictionary Online". Students will explore how these sources can be fruitfully used for many types of investigation to gain insights into linguistic phenomena at the lexical, semantic or pragmatic-contextual level of language. All participants will have the opportunity to perform research tasks and to present their findings in class.

This seminar will also concentrate on one of the most fascinating aspects of language: phraseology. Comprising phrases and idioms such as 'to let the cat out of the bag' or 'to have butterflies in your stomach', phraseological units may render a speech or a piece of writing more expressive, vivid and picturesque. Due to their often unpredictable meanings and their implications, these items are considered problematic, especially for learners of English as a foreign language. The aim of this seminar is to give students a rounded picture of the inventory of idioms and phrases commonly used in English. Participants will be introduced to the most significant theoretical approaches to phraseology as a linguistic discipline. The focus will be on the functions of phraseological units in discourse. In addition, we will look at the insights these units may provide into the history of a speech community and its culture.
Lernziele At the end of this seminar students
• can explain and apply essential approaches to lexicology and phraseology with their underlying concepts
• can apply theoretical knowledge to empirical data
• have gained experience in conducting their own research studies
Literatur Introductory reading:
- Fiedler, S. 2007. "English Phraseology". Tübingen: Narr.
- Jackson, H. & Zé Amvela, E. 2007. "Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology". London: Continuum.

A comprehensive reading list, as well as selected texts, will be made available on ADAM.
Weblink ADAM

 

Teilnahmebedingungen This course is open to MA students of English and MSG Sprache und Kommunikation.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register for this course on services unibas.ch.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 22.02.2023 – 31.05.2023
Zeit Mittwoch, 14.15-16.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 22.02.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 01.03.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Mittwoch 08.03.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 15.03.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 22.03.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 29.03.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 05.04.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 12.04.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 19.04.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 26.04.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 03.05.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 10.05.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 17.05.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 24.05.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Mittwoch 31.05.2023 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: English Linguistics (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Forschungspraxis und Vertiefung (Master Studiengang Sprache und Kommunikation)
Modul: Sprache als System (Master Studiengang Sprache und Kommunikation)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung active participation, oral presentation and a 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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