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Faculty of Philosophy II (SS 2021) 7 Veranstaltungen
No. Title Zeit/Ort Lecturers
ANG.05269.03 Seiteneinsteiger*innen: Aufbaumodul: Sprachwissenschaft I: English Phraseology Course details

"put one's foot in it", "toe the line", "get one's leg over" – all these are stable meaningful units larger than one word whose meaning cannot be fully predicted from their constituents. Expressions like these are the subject of phraseology. In this seminar, we classify and analyse phraseologisms, we look at collocation, productivity, meaning patterns, occurrence and connotations. We also deal with idiomatic slang, e.g. "to get one's knickers in a twist".

Monday: 15:30 - 17:00, weekly (from 12/04/21), Location: (Dachritzstr. 12, Raum 215)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Brock
ANG.05276.03 Aufbaumodul Sprachwissenschaft III - The Story of English Course details

Course outline:
The general idea of this lecture course is to provide (beginning) students of English with survey knowledge on the history of English ranging from the very beginnings of the language in the 5th century AD to the present.
The “story” involving history, diversity and change as the main “protagonists” will be built loosely around two British educational TV mini-series, namely: “The Story of English” (broadcast in 1986 and consisting of 9 parts) and the more recent: “The Adventure of English” (broadcast in 2003 on ITV). It consists of 8 episodes (each about 50 minutes long). These two will provide the basic “storyline”, which will be supplemented by Powerpoint-presentations, including language samples from different periods, and selected introductory texts on the history and variation of English.

Wednesday: 10:30 - 12:00, weekly (from 14/04/21), Location: (online)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Busse
ANG.05277.02 Vertiefungsmodul Sprachwissenschaft I - English Word-Formation Course details

Course outline:
This seminar will be devoted to a critical investigation of word structure in English. First, we shall take a look at the morphological building blocks of English and review (or introduce) basic concepts such as word, word-form, (allo-)morph and lexeme.
We then move on to contrasting inflectional morphology from derivational morphology, or, in other words, word-formation. This will be embedded in a discussion of the more general issues of lexicalization and productivity, involving such questions as:
How do new words come into being?
Are there any constraints?
Why are some formations successful and others not?
How can the productivity of word-formation processes be measured?
This section will be followed by a study of the major processes that are involved in the formation of (complex) new lexemes in English, such as affixation, compounding, conversion, backformation, clipping, blending, acronymy and eponymy.
The main focus of the seminar will be on present-day English, but in order to highlight some of the concepts involved we will turn to older stages of the English language and also contrast the principles with other languages, especially German, where necessary.

Thursday: 15:30 - 17:00, weekly (from 15/04/21), Location: Seminarraum 2 (ehem. SR 1.03) [AKStr.35] (Angl.)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Busse
ANG.05278.02 Vertiefungsmodul Sprachwissenschaft II - English as a Global Language Course details

This course is designed to provide an overview of the different forms and functions of the
English language throughout the world. Firstly, we will discuss different models of what
makes a global language and we will then go on by working out how and why English came to be a global language by looking at the historical and cultural foundations. As this invokes
different attitudes we will adopt an intranational and an international perspective.
By incorporating native and non-native perspectives we will analyse English as a language of
culture and identification and as an international means of communication (lingua franca) and discuss
the consequences that arise from this development for both mother tongue speakers and learners alike in terms of standard(s), teaching, language ideologies, language policy, etc

Basic reading:
Crystal, David (2012).English as a Global Language. Cambridge: CUP, 2nd ed.
Jenkins, Jennifer (2015). Global Englishes. London: Routledge, 3rd. ed

Thursday: 10:30 - 12:00, weekly (from 15/04/21), Location: Seminarraum 3 (ehem. SR 2.05) [AKStr.35] (Angl.)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Busse
Wiederholung Klausur Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung Course details The course times are not decided yet. Prof. Dr. Erik Redling
s. Details Introduction to English Language Teaching MI 13-14:30 Course details Wednesday: 13:00 - 14:30, weekly (from 14/04/21), Location: Hörsaal I (ehem. HS 1.04 ) [AKStr.35]
Prof. Dr. Carsten Albers
s. Details Introduction to English Language Teaching MO 15:30-17 Course details Monday: 15:30 - 17:00, weekly (from 12/04/21), Location: Hörsaal XX [Mel]
Prof. Dr. Carsten Albers