Seminar: Construction Grammar in Context - Details
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Course name Seminar: Construction Grammar in Context
Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 26
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft (Anglistik)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu., 15.04.2021 08:15 - 09:45
Participants Bachelor Anglistik
Lehramt Englisch
Bachelor ANIS
Pre-requisites Basismodul Introduction to Linguistics (nicht verpflichtend)
Learning organisation Seminar im Modul "Grammar in Context"
Prüfungsanmeldung für das Modul ist über diese Veranstaltung möglich.
Performance record Portfolio
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Goldberg, Adele E. 1995. Constructions. A construction grammar approach to argument structure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Goldberg, Adele E. 2006. Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Hilpert, Martin. 2014. Construction Grammar and its Application to English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Hoffmann, Thomas & Graeme Trousdale (eds). 2016. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
ECTS points 6 (Gesamtmodul)

Course location / Course dates

n.a. Thursday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly


Constructionist approaches to grammar (CxG) have expanded the Saussurean notion of the linguistic sign as a conventionalised pairing of meaning and form to apply to all levels of grammatical description. A speaker’s knowledge of a language is accordingly viewed as comprised of their knowledge about a network of constructions, i.e. form-meaning pairings at varying levels of complexity and abstraction, such as the levels of words, idioms, or syntax. In this course, we will cover CxG's main insights and arguments, discuss aspects of empirical findings, and apply some methodologies to English data. Over the course of the semester, this will give us the opportunity to explore the role of constructions in numerous fields of linguistics, including language processing, language acquisition, language variation and language change.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: S".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • This setting is active from 01.03.2021 08:00 to 05.04.2021 20:00.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 07.04.2021 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
  • The enrolment is possible from 01.03.2021, 08:00 to 05.04.2021, 20:00.
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