ENG2162 - Contrastive and Learner Language Analysis

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Course content

The course gives an introduction to contrastive analysis and error analysis focusing on a comparison of English and Norwegian and on the analysis of English as produced by Norwegians. The teaching draws on the following text corpora:

  • the English–Norwegian Parallel Corpus
  • the Oslo Multilingual Corpus
  • the Norwegian component of the International Corpus of Learner English

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • discuss some of the problems faced by Norwegians learning English
  • describe similarities and differences between English and Norwegian
  • use electronic text corpora in contrastive and learner language analysis

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course requires ENG1100 - English Grammar or similar knowledge.

Recommended previous knowledge

The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with ENG4162 - Contrastive Analysis and Learner Language (discontinued)

Teaching

Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.

Students must turn in two shorter essays. The essays must be approved before the student can take the final exam.

Attendance is obligatory 11 out of 14 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation to the exam adviser. Read more about guidelines for obligatory activities.

Examination

The evaluation will be based on a take-home exam spanning over 3 days. The paper must be appr. 10 pages (2300 characters per page).

The assignment will be published in Fronter, and you must also submit your paper in Fronter. Read more about submission procedures.

Previous exams

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The results will be found on the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

The  course requirements are valid the two next semesters the course is taught.

Withdrawal from an examination

If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Reports from periodic evaluations (in Norwegian)

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Spring 2017

Examination

Spring 2017

Teaching language

English