Semester: Sommersemester 2017

3.02.023 Ü Introduction to Linguistics and the English Language Part II


  • Di , 02.05.2017 14:00 - 16:00
  • Di , 18.04.2017 14:00 - 16:00
  • Donnerstag: 10:00 - 12:00, wöchentlich


This second part of the Basismodul English Linguistics gives a brief introduction to English phonetics, followed by an extensive overview of linguistic meaning (Semantics, contextual meaning (Pragmatics), and social meaning & variation (Sociolinguistics). It also gives a short overview of the history of the English language (Historical Linguistics).

The course will be accompanied by exercise sessions (which require active participation) and tutorials and will be complemented in winter by a course on phonology, morphology and syntax in the winter semester.

Two in-classs written tests, one on phonetics (mid-term), the other on language &
meaning (end of term)

Fromkin, Victoria; Rodman, Robert & Hyams, Nina (2006): An Introduction to Language. 8th edition. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth. (the 7th ed. Is also OK)
Plag, Ingo; Braun, Maria; Lappe, Sabine & Schramm, Mareile (2009): Introduction to English Linguistics. 2nd ed. Berlin etc.: Mouton de Gruyter.
Roach, Peter (2000): English Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course. 3rd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

NB: Please register for the lecture and one of the accompanying exercise session on Stud.IP.



  • ang060 Introduction to Linguistics and the English Language


  • Anglistik


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