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PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the maximum number of people that may attend presence classes (Prof. Wischer, Ms Reinhardt) is limited. If you would like to participate in one of these groups, but are not yet admitted, please contact the respective lecturer first, so that they can confirm there is (literally) a free seat available for you.
This is the second part of a two-course module which lays the groundwork for all further coursework in linguistics. In this course, students will learn about aspects of syntax, i.e. how phrases, clauses, and sentences are formed. They - excerpt the relevant knowledge from course-specific online material and/or literature on the basis of guiding questions, - test their understanding by applying their newly acquired knowledge to exercise questions, - clarify questions in class, and - complete assignments, which also include an application task, for each subtopic in order to later be able to use these skills in the advanced linguistics courses in their BA and MA studies.
We strongly recommend attending this course in parallel with part I.
Please note that this course is offered by different instructors on different time slots every week. We also offer it in different formats. Take a look at the information relevant to the group of your choice.Groups 1 and 2 (Reinhardt) will be taught in a primarily synchronous fashion, with occasional weeks of asynchronous self-study. An inverted-classroom format will be used, with the session content available as online material before the session, so that more of the in-class time can be used to settle questions. Please note that, if the situation permits, the classes will be offered in person*.
Groups 3 and 4 (Williams) will be taught synchronously, with weekly zoom meetings. Students will read and do some exercises before class; during the synchronous session, material will be reviewed, and more exercises will be done.
Group 5 (Wischer) will be taught synchronously, in a traditional classroom format (i.e., students will be expected to prepare readings and exercises each week). Please note that, if the situation permits, the classes will be offered in person*.
All formats offer plenty of exercises before and in class, including e-assignments and a mock exam. You may choose the group that suits you best in terms of both time slots and formats. Please register for this course in your group's course moodle for access to the relevant course materials. Information on the tutorials (which provide you with further practice) offered will also be available in the course moodles. Regardless of the course format, students are encouraged to acquire a copy of the textbook (see below) before the beginning of the semester.
*As right now, it is likely that GGG documentation will be mandatory for participation in on-site classes (in accordance with § 23 Abs. 2 UmgV). Participation in specific groups and/or weekly attendance may be restricted by room capacity limitations; your instructor will contact you with further information on this at the beginning of term.
The main reference book will be:Greenbaum, Sidney and Randolph Quirk (1990): A students grammar of the English language. Harlow: Longman. (recommended for purchase, also for later reference.)
Regularly, this course together with Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics, Part I forms the Basic Module in Linguistics (BM-Lin). This module ends with a final written exam of 180 minutes covering the contents of Parts I and II.
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