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GM2014   German Linguistics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Tue

The module builds on students' familiarity with pedagogical grammar to introduce them to theoretical linguistics as applied to modern German. Students will encounter the 'levels' of language, e.g. phonetics and phonology, including the International Phonetic Alphabet; syntax, both as word order and how words combine with each other; lexis, the structure of German vocabulary; semantics, the study of meaning and its relation to form; pragmatics, the study of language use.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass GM1002 or pass GM1004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 78

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr C Beedham
Module teaching staff: Dr C Beedham