German Linguistics 1

Course Code :1107FLWTLD
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Tanja Mortelmans
Tom Smits

3. Course contents *

General knowledge pertaining to various aspects of the German language: its (number of) speakers, German as a Foreign Language, its international status (e.g. German as a scientific language, as a language of economy, etc.).

From a more linguistic point of view, areal-, socio- and contact-linguistic issues will be tackled. Attention will also be paid to the German language from an historical linguistic point of view.

Finally, contrastive phonetics (German-Dutch) will be studied as well.