Stud.IP Uni Oldenburg
University of Oldenburg
25.09.2020 03:11:26
ang616 - Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics (Course overview)
Institute of English and American Studies 6 KP
Module responsibility
  • Cornelia Hamann
Module counceling
  • Lina Abed Ibrahim
module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2020/2021 Examination
  • Limited access 3.02.175 - V Methods in Language Use, Variation and Change headache
    • Dr. Ilka Flöck

    Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 22/10/20)

    The lecture “Methods in Language Variation and Change” accompanies one of the linguistic seminars in ang617/ang618 and is meant for students registered for these courses to develop basic methodological skills in the topic areas of language variation and change. Unlike many other disciplines in the humanities, linguistics has a very empirical research tradition. To get the data needed for empirical research, there are various methods of data collection which all come with a number of limitations and advantages. In this course, we will introduce and evaluate different methods of data collection, making you familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of them all and discuss critically the suitability for your research questions. In the lecture, we will guide students to develop different methodological skills and competences, such as: - the ability to formulate a valid (and manageable) research question - the ability to choose the appropriate approach to answering this research question (i.e. e.g. qualitative vs. quantitative research) - the ability to choose the appropriate method(s) of data collection to answer this question - the ability to choose the appropriate participants/ language corpus to answer this question - the ability to analyse the data - the ability to choose and present relevant results - the ability to structure linguistic papers - etc. The course is meant to give you a hands-on experience in working empirically yourself – from developing a research question to analysing and presenting your data. Therefore, the teaching methods in this course will vary from regular lectures in the first part to (individual) counselling and consultation about your own projects (be it posters, term papers or other kinds of examination). Students who registered for one of the linguistic seminars in ang617 also need to register for this lecture.

Notes for the module
Entry requirements
  • Aktive Teilnahme (gemäß § 9 Abs. 5 BPO neu)
  • Curriculare Abfolge (gemäß § 9 Abs. 6 BPO neu): erfolgreicher Abschluss von ang060 Introduction to Linguistics and the English Language (Teil 1 und 2)
Time of examination
Abgabe schriftlicher Leistungen bis spätestens 15.03. im Wintersemester bzw. 15.09. im Sommersemester. Schriftliche Leistungen sind zusätzlich zur Abgabe in Papierform in Stud.IP hochzuladen.
Module examination
Skills to be acquired in this module
Studierende erlangen die Fähigkeit, Spracherwerbstheorien oder Theorien der Sprachverarbeitung (Produktion und Rezeption) problemorientiert darzustellen und auf zentrale Fragen der Sprachbeschreibung (des Englischen) zu beziehen. Studierende können im Problembereich der Erwerbs- und Verarbeitungsproblematik insbesondere:
Spracherwerbstheorien sowie verschiedene Erwerbssituationen (L1, L2, Bilingualismus) linguistisch exakt kritisch erläutern;
psycholinguistische Erklärungsansätze für den Bereich Sprachverständnis und Sprachproduktion sowie Sprachpathologie linguistisch exakt kritisch erläutern;
Methoden und Verfahren der angewandten Linguistik in Spracherwerb und Psycholinguistik benennen, kritisch erläutern und forschungsbezogen anwenden.