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ang616 - Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics (Course overview)
Institute of English and American Studies 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2021/2022 Examination
Lecture
  • Limited access 3.02.175 - V Research Methods in Linguistics Show lecturers
    • Dr. Ilka Flöck, she/ her

    Thursday: 14:00 - 15:00, weekly (from 21/10/21)

    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. The lecture will take place asychronously as I will provide you with the lecture slides via video recordings.

Seminar
  • Limited access 3.02.160 - S Motion Events and Language Education Show lecturers
    • Katharina Zaychenko

    Monday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 18/10/21)

  • Limited access 3.02.173 - S History of English Show lecturers
    • Nils Rademacher

    Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 19/10/21)

    The central topic of this seminar is to investigate language change. We will discuss roughly 1500 years focussing on periods that have conventionally been classified as "turning-points" in the linguistic history of the English language. Our inquiry will encompass processes of language internal change as well as the external influence as a result of language contact. The seminar itself will be presented as a downloadable podcast plus ppt-presentation, meaning that there is no weekly live session. However, we will meet a few times to clarify organizational matters and/or any questions that come up.

Notes for the module
Prerequisites
- 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.
Module examination
PF
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 linguistisch exakt kritisch erläutern; Methoden und Verfahren der angewandten Linguistik in Spracherwerb und Psycholinguistik benennen, kritisch erläutern und forschungsbezogen anwenden.