BA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft: Englische Sprachwissenschaft

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English linguistics will be a possible area of specialization (“Schwerpunkt”) within the BA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft from October 2017 (WiSe 17/18) on.


Specialization Englische Sprachwissenschaft/English Linguistics: Prof. Dr. Manfred Sailer

General information on studying BA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft:
Dr. Zakharia Pourtskhvanidze
Sprechstunde: Do. 16-18
Senckenberganlage 31 (Juridicum)
9. Obergeschoss, Raum 908a
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49 (0)69 798-22875
Telefax: +49 (0)69 798-22873


EnS 1: Grundlagen der englischen Sprachwissenschaft

BA ES 2.3 Grundlagen der Englischen Sprachwissenschaft/ Introduction to English Linguistics

This is a 2-semester module, only starting in the winter term. The module introduces the main subdisciplines of modern linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and leaves room to include other areas according to the interests of the participants and the specializations of the lecturer such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, ….

In recent years, the following course requirements were used:

First submodule (winter term):
  • Teilnahmenachweis: online attendance tests
  • Leistungsnachweis: one or two short essays and written exam
Second submodule (summer term):
  • Teilnahmenachweis: online attendance test, short essay, and one or two assignment sheets
  • Modulprüfung: term paper (approx. 10 pages + title page, table of contents, references)

EnS 2: Survey of English Grammar

EnS 3: Syntax

EnS 4: Semantics

EnS 5: Vertiefungsmodul

EnS 6: Selbständige Lektüre

This module (6 CP) allows you to get a deeper knowledge of chosen areas of linguistics. You should contact one of the lecturers from IEAS/Linguistics to agree on a set of texts. You will write short summaries on these texts and, if you do the Modulprüfung in linguistics, there will be a 30 minute discussion on the texts.

Follow this link for further information on the reading lists.