- Code GERM3048
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
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:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- transcribe spoken German language with a high degree of accuracy,
- analyse the linguistic differences between spoken and written German with regard to syntax, lexis and semantics,
- demonstrate an advanced oral proficiency,
- give academic presentations in German and to chair group discussions, and
- demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
Indicative AssessmentTwo presentations in class, 10 min each (20% each) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5]
Transcription task, 5 min (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1]
Essay, 800-900 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 5]
Class participation (readings and quizzes) (10%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 hours of class per week, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Johannes Schwitalla (2006). Gesprochenes Deutsch: eine Einführung. 3rd edition. Berlin: Erich Schmidt.
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