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.
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.
Two class presentations (40%), one transcription (20%), one essay (20%), class participation (10%) and attendance (10%).
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2.5 contact hours per week plus approximately 7.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Johannes Schwitalla (2006). Gesprochenes Deutsch: eine Einführung. 3rd edition. Berlin: Erich Schmidt.
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the advanced level/first semester.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9415||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|