GERMAN LINGUISTICS

GERMAN LINGUISTICS

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Code
55963
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE
German
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Translation and Interpreting)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

TENDENCIES IN CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LANGUAGE

The course is a 6-credits-course  consisting  of  a theoretical module of 30 hours (held in the 2nd semester).

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- target of the course is to familiarize students with general knowledge about  language variation and recent tendencies of contemporary German language.

- a further target of the course is a more profound study of some essential language varieties such as national standard varieties, gender languages, youth speech and other special languages used in German speaking areas.

- After a successful participation in the course students will have a good command of the different language varieties of contemporary German language

- Having participated successfully in the course students will be able to operate identification, classification and analysis of synchronic linguistic varieties of recent German.

PREREQUISITES

Language level B2 in German language is required for participation.

Teaching methods

The theory lecture (German Linguistics) starts in the 2nd semester (February 18, 2019).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the class students will familiarize with fundamental knowledge about recent tendencies and developments of contemporary German language. Issues treated and debated in the module are the pluricentricity and national variations of German, gender languages, youth languages, mediolects, the influence of contact languages as well as discrepancies  between colloquial speech and German standard language. During the lessons various examples of language varieties and special languages will be analyzed and discussed.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ammon, Ulrich: Die deutsche Sprache in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Das Problem der nationalen Varietäten. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 1995

Braun, Peter: Tendenzen in der deutschen Gegenwartssprache, Stuttgart/Berlin/Köln: Kohlhammer, 19984.

Efing, Christian / Neuland, Eva: Soziolinguistik der deutschen Sprache, Stuttgart: UTB, 2016.

Kessel, Katja / Reimann, Sandra: Basiswissen Deutsche Gegenwartssprache, Tübingen: Francke, 2017

Moraldo, Sandro M.: Deutsch aktuell. Einführung in die Tendenzen der deutschen

Gegenwartssprache, Roma: Carocci, 2004.

Moraldo, Sandro M.: Deutsch aktuell. Einführung in die Tendenzen der deutschen

Gegenwartssprache 2, Roma: Carocci, 2011.

Neuland, Eva: Jugendsprache, Tübingen: Narr, 2008.

 

Further bibliographical and didactic material will be provided during the semester (Aulaweb).

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Will be comunicated in September 2018.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The theory lecture (German Linguistics) starts in the 2nd semester (February 18, 2019).

LESSONS START

2nd semester (18 February 2019)

see Aulaweb and website www.lingue.unige.it

ORARI

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GERMAN LINGUISTICS

EXAMS

Exam description

The theory lessons will be concluded by an oral exam in which the arguments treated during the class will be asked about. During the exam the students have to provide evidence of their profound knowledge of the arguments dealt with during the lessons, the designed texts and the materials published in Aulaweb.

Assessment methods

Oral exam

FURTHER INFORMATION

Target group

The exam can be recognized as an optional exam (esame a scelta) in the first or in the second year of the master course in "Translation and Interpreatation" LM 94

Credits

The exam is equivalent to 6 credit points.

Languages

Lessons will be held in German language.