GERMAN LANGUAGE III

GERMAN LANGUAGE III

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Code
65231
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE
German
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

TEXT LINGUISTICS AND LINGUISTIC PRAGMATICS

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- to be able to analyze German texts of different typologies using methods of linguistic text analysis

- to be informed about linguistic skills apt to produce textual coherence and cohesion

- to have the competence to distinguish and describe various text typologies

- to be able to apply theoretical knowledge in text linguistics for translation from and into the mother language

- to have command of the main theories of linguistic pragmatics and speech act theory

- to be competent in analyzing statements in German language according to pragmalinguistic criteria

- to be familiar with the methods of conversation analysis

- to achieve knowledge in contrastive and intercultural pragmatics

PREREQUISITES

Language level B1 in German language is required for participation.

Teaching methods

Lecture with language exercises

The theory lectures (30 lessons) will be accompanied by yearlong practical exercises in language, grammar and translation from Italian to German (100 lessons, see programs published in Aulaweb and on the websites of the single instructors that will be announced in October 2018).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the theory class students will familiarize with text linguistics and pragmatics of German language. Subject of the module will be different issues of text analysis as for example text coherence and text cohesion as well as different types of deixis, anaphoric and cataphoric relations in German texts and text typologies. During the class will be focused on the usefulness of text linguistics, insofar relevant for translation practice. The second principal topic of the theoretical module is linguistic pragmatics, especially will be addressed arguments such as direct and indirect speech acts, cooperative principles, conversational implicatures and methods of conversation analysis. Moreover relevant issues of contrastive and intercultural pragmatics will be considered. The theoretical module is meant to familiarize students with the above mentioned linguistic themes in order to provide them with basic knowledge for a better comprehension of written and oral texts as well as of various varieties of the German present-day language.

The practical language exercises which include translation exercises from German to Italian language will bring the students from the B1 level to the B2 level according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEF), taking into account the four essential abilities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), as well as the scheduled grammar knowledge.

The program of the course is valid until February 2019 in accordance to the departmental regulation.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Theoretical module

Di Meola, Claudio: La linguistica tedesca, Roma: Bulzoni, 2014.

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

Ehrhardt, Claus / Heringer, Hans Jürgen: Pragmatik, Stuttgart: UTB, 2011.

Heringer, Hans-Jürgen: Linguistische Texttheorie. Eine Einführung, Tübingen: Francke / UTB, 2015.

Meibauer, Jörg: Pragmatik, Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 20082.

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.

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

 

Applied module

Will be communicated at the beginning of the semester in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SIMONA LEONARDI (President)

JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lecture with language exercises

The theory lectures (30 lessons) will be accompanied by yearlong practical exercises in language, grammar and translation from Italian to German (100 lessons, see programs published in Aulaweb and on the websites of the single instructors that will be announced in October 2018).

LESSONS START

Applied modules: October 1, 2018

Theoretical module: 2nd semester (febbruary 18, 2019)

EXAMS

Exam description

Modalities of exam: The theory lessons will be concluded by an oral exam in which the arguments treated during the class will be asked about. The translation exercises will be completed by written exams and the interpreting lessons by an oral exam. During the oral exam at the end of the theory class the students have to bring forward an argument by their own choice and to provide evidence of their profound knowledge of the arguments dealt with during the lessons, of the designed texts and of the materials published in Aulaweb. Part of the exam evaluation consists in the capability to express scientific arguments adequately in German language.

Inscription for the exams on the homepage of the University of Genoa (www.unige.it) at the link „servizi online per gli studenti“.

Assessment methods

Theory class: oral exam (40% del final mark)

Language exercises:

written exam (essay writing) +

written exam (grammar)

written translation exam (German-Italian) +

oral exam

(average of the marks of the exercise exams: 60% of the final mark)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA lettorato
17/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA modulo teorico
30/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
30/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA lettorato
03/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
03/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA modulo teorico

FURTHER INFORMATION

Target group:

The exam is obligatory for students in the third year of the course of studies in Modern Languages and Cultures (Lingue e Culture moderne).

Credits

The total exam consisting in theory class and language exercises is equivalent to 12 credit points.

Language:

Lessons will be held in German language.