GERMAN LINGUISTICS

GERMAN LINGUISTICS

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Last update 07/08/2020 18:05
Code
55963
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

PLURICENTRICITY AND VARIATION IN GERMAN LANGUAGE

The course is a 6-credits-course  consisting  of  a theoretical module of 36 hours (held in the 2nd semester).

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

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, diatopic, diastratic and diaphasic varieties, youth speech and other special languages used in German speaking areas.

- After a successful participation 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.

- Aim of the class is to familiarize students with the most important methods of corpus linguistics used to investigate on lexis and grammatical structure of contemporary German language.

PREREQUISITES

Language level B2 in German language is required for participation.

Teaching methods

The theory lecture (German Linguistics) starts in the 2nd semester (February 2021). Unless otherwise provided because of security measures due to the sanitary situation the lecture will be held in presence.
 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the class students will familiarize with fundamental knowledge about the pluricentricity and national, diatopic, diastratic and diaphasic variations of German language, as well as about youth languages and the influence of contact languages and discrepancies  between colloquial speech and German standard language.

During the lessons will be presented research methods of corpus linguistic used to explore lexical and grammatical structures of contemporary German language.

The program of the exams is valid according to the study regulations until February 2022.

 

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

Androutsopoulos: Deutsche Jugendsprache. Untersuchungen zu ihren Strukturen und Funktionen, Frankfurt (Main) et alii: Peter Lang, 1998.

Bahlo, Nils et alii: Jugendsprache. Eine Einführung, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2019

Canoğlu, Hatice Deniz: Kanak Sprak versus Kiezdeutsch - Sprachverfall oder sprachlicher Spezialfall?: Eine Ethnolinguistische Untersuchung, Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2012.

Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung/ Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften (Hg.): Vielfalt und Einheit der deutschen Sprache. Tübingen: Stauffenberg, 2017.

Keller, Rudi: Sprachwandel. Von der unsichtbaren Hand der Sprache, Tübingen: Francke/UTB 2016.

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

Wiese, Heike: Kiezdeutsch. Ein neuer Dialekt entsteht, München: Beck, 2012.

"www.polyphonie.at

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

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Go to professor's homepage: http://www.lingue.unige.it/?post_type=dipendente&p=2106

Ricevimento: Will be comunicated in September 2020.

Exam Board

MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS (President)

SERENA SPAZZARINI

JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The theory lecture (German Linguistics) starts in the 2nd semester (February 2021). Unless otherwise provided because of security measures due to the sanitary situation the lecture will be held in presence.
 

LESSONS START

2nd semester (February 2021)

see Aulaweb and website www.lingue.unige.it

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Attention: The modalities of the exams can be changed because of adjustments due to anti-covid security measures.

Assessment methods

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. Exam inscription on the Website of Genoa University (www.unige.it) at the link „servizi online per gli studenti“

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 Interpretation" LM 94

Credits

The exam is equivalent to 6 credit points.

Languages

Lessons will be held in German language.