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Course Materials and Quizzes in WS can be found here (Read Moodle Registration):

https://moodle2.uni-leipzig.de/course/view.php?id=26056

Current Courses Prof. Dr. Josef Schmied

Wintersemester 2020/21

  • V Introduction to English Language and Linguistics (BA1) Wednesday 07:30-09:00 (click here BBB) Handout Results
    The lecture will be taught online via  Moodle and BBB, the Tutorial will be in class (Corona permitting).
    • Continuous Assessment: 10 minute-test every week.
      Students of English, for whom this is only a PVL need not register with ZPA; for other degree programmes this is a PL, so they have to register at ZPA!
    • Tutorial Friday 13.45-15:15 and Monday 9:15-10:45 online
    • ERASMUS students can get 5 ECTS, if they also write a (n individually arranged) report (.doc and .pdf; by February 25th) on a topic like:
      "Teaching Grammar at <Turkish etc.> universities" .
      Write about 2000 words to discuss critically how grammar is taught in pre-university classes, in BA English classes and in other degree programmes. Please send your assignments from your TUC email acoount.
  • V Applied Linguistics (BA3) Thursday 07:30-09:00 (click here BBB) Handout Results
    The lecture will be taught online via  Moodle and BBB, the Tutorial will be in class (Corona permitting).
    • Continuous Assessment: 10 minute-test every week.
      Students of English, for whom this is only a PVL need not register with ZPA; for other degree programmes this is a PL, so they have to register at ZPA!
    • Tutorial Tuesday 015:30-17:00 online
    • ERASMUS students can get 5 ECTS, if they also write a(n individually arranged) report (by February 25th) on a topic like:
      "Compile a balanced Corpus of <Turkish etc.> Academic Writing by students".
      Write about 2000 words to discuss critically how you decided to include/exclude certain (sociobiographical/text-type) categories/texts and attach an exl sheet with your file names, the URL where (40-100) files come from, the variable categories and text lengths (words) and all the texts in .txt format. Please send your assignments from your TUC email acoount.

  • S/V English as an International Academic Language (MA1) Wednesday 09:15-10:45 (2/N111) Handout
    This course will be taught in blended form, i.e. the first (14/10/20) and last meetings will be in class (Corona permitting), others via Moodle and BBB.
  • S Conceptualising English Language Systems (MA3) from 15/10/20 Thursday 14-15:30 (Modena Zoom) + 15:30-16h (Chemnitz BBB).
15/10/20 Gerhard Weikum
(Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken)
Lecture: What Computers Know, Learn and Can Be Trusted With
22/10/20 Geoffrey Williams
(University of Bretagne Sud)

Bernd Meyer (Research Center of Social and Cultural Studies Mainz)
Panel: “Challenges of corpus compilation and annotation”
Rubbish In, Rubbish Out: Building corpora that represent something in language
Annotation as theory: metadata, annotations and other layers of information for multilingual spoken language corpora  
26/11/20 Elisabetta Adami (University of Leeds) Lecture: Theoretical Approaches and Methods in Multimodal Analysis

Sommersemester 2020

V History of the English Language (BA2, etc.) Handout Results

The class starts (hopefully!) May 7th, but you must listen to the 4 films below and send me as registration by May 1st 8 questions and suggested answers in phrases for each film (total 4*8 questions+answers= >500 words) to show what you have learnt in 1 file History20-YOUR-NAME.doc and send it with History20-YOUR-NAME in the reference line to elearning.schmied@phil.tu-chemnitz.de

Unfortunately, we cannot meet personally Thursday 8-9, we meet here May 7th, May 28th, June 25th and July 16th:
https://webroom.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de/gl/jos-u2r-6m6

Weekly, you find ppt slides+sound here: https://moodle2.uni-leipzig.de/course/view.php?id=26056
Please upload your HOMEWORK above in Moodle instead of sending me an email!

09/04/20 History of English Language   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UqzBA1LNbE
16/04/20 OE and ME    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdn-gwLgj80

23/04/20 History of the English Bible (The Forbidden Book)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjUqTT2I4kA
30/04/20 Why did English become an international language    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqDFPU9YeQM
Please read chapters 1 and 2 of the SS20 handout above before, so that we can test them in the quizz in class!

IF You do not pass the Quizzes: Resit July 24th, 9-10 am in Rh39/233

  • Students of BA English, for whom this is only a PVL need not register with ZPA; for other degree programmes this is a PL, so they have to register at ZPA!
  • ERASMUS students can get 5 ECTS instead of 3, if they also write an extra report (.doc and .pdf; by July 10th on a topic from here:
    https://twiki.tu-chemnitz.de/bin/view/English/HistoryEnglish
    Write about 2000 words to discuss critically, i.e. with references to other authors, including www (with dates!) . Please send your assignments from your TUC email acoount.

S Translation Theory & Technology (MA2) Results

This seminar consists of 2 parts: 5 Tuesday 9 am sesssions + final project presentation:
The course starts May 12th, but work through the materials (handout+Interview) below BEFORE and send an email attachment to elearning.schmied@phil.tu-chemnitz.de with 1 interesting example of each type of translation equivalence (>300 words, your mother tongue into English!) and WHICH of the 2 Models below you find better WHY (>200 words) by May 4th to register for the class!!

Unfortunately, we cannot meet personally Tuesday 9-10, we meet here until further notice:
https://webroom.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de/gl/jos-afq-27e

Unfortunately, the excursion to Sternkopf Communications/Media GmbH in Flöha has to be cancelled, but we may see her online.

A final seminar paper session on July 14th 9-11 am and (individual) July 13th 8:30-11 am for discussion of Professorial website options/tools (not only Google, also DeepL!, Collocation Finder, Word&Phrase.info), focussing on1-2 issues intensively (10 minutes?) in ppt form or in an interactive discussion in shared notes!!! Please comment on other students' work and ask general questions!!

Individual meetings for last minute questions Tuesday 28th 9-11 am - send email + attachment before.
Please put Source Text original, (automatic/DeepL) Target Text, and your final version in the Appendix and only 8-12 "discussion issues" or "crucial points" with at least 3 alternatives with evidence/sources) in the main "paper", which must have all academic features of a Seminar Paper, i.e. Front Page, ToC, References in "theoretical" structure and conclusion (incl. student or teacher ppts on the web with URL + last access date), "Plagiarism sheet", etc.).
You collect points for theory (incl. non-native, cultural adaptation), technology, academic style and language!

  • SEND your Final Project Report (PL) by July 30 (5000 words of concrete "translation issue" discussion in .doc and .php) acording to this Model 1, Model 2 - results  by August 6th ...

S MA Research Colloquium: Global English continue here

S Forschungskolloquium: English Language and Culture (BA4/6)

Please study the Models below and send me a 300-word summary as attachment WHY you like WHICH best by May 1st!!!

Unfortunately, we cannot meet personally, we meet here Wednesday 5 pm until further notice:
https://webroom.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de/gl/jos-qx7-zda

Models for BA theses: PDF Shall/Should School Books, PDF Scottish E. in Hamish Macbeth, PDF Gender, Hedging Academic Writing (doc), PDF Modals Chinese English, PDF Connectors German Students, PDF High Rise Terminal New Zealand English