• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages

This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the analysis of spoken German in various contexts. Students will learn how to analyse systematically the structure of spoken interaction (conversation analysis) by looking at recorded data. The analysis will include regional and social aspects, structural differences between written and spoken discourse, informal and institutional talk (e.g. media), non-verbal behaviour, and cross-cultural communication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion, students will not only be able to transcribe spoken language, but also to analyse the linguistic differences between spoken and written German with regard to syntax, lexis and semantics. Furthermore, students will have an enhanced oral proficiency and will have learnt how to give academic presentations in German and how to chair group discussions.

Indicative Assessment

Two class presentations (40%), one transcription (20%), one essay (20%), class participation (10%) and attendance (10%).

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Workload

2.5 contact hours per week plus approximately 7.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM 2105 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GERM 3048.

Prescribed Texts

Johannes Schwitalla (2006). Gesprochenes Deutsch: eine Einführung. 3rd edition. Berlin: Erich Schmidt.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the intermediate level/first semester.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9414 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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