ENG4106 - Contrastive analysis: Syntax, lexis, discourse

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Course content

The course gives in-depth knowledge about contrastive analysis and assesses its role in theoretical and applied linguistics. It gives insight into how linguistic features behave cross-linguistically, with an emphasis on the language pair Norwegian and English (but also in relation to other languages).

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will have:

  • acquired advanced knowledge and insight into contrastive analysis on various levels.
  • acquired an ability to analyse and systematize large amounts of cross-linguistic data.
  • learned different approaches to contrastive analysis, especially corpus-based research.

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.

The minimum number of attendants for the course is 3, the maximum 10.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course requires a minimum of 40 points in language topics at the BA level.
This course requires (basic) knowledge of Norwegian.

Teaching

Seminar, two hours per week for 10 weeks, 20 hours in all.

Attendance is obligatory at least 8 out of 10 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation given to the exam coordinator.

In addition, each student must present a linguistic paper (on or related to the required reading, which will be the basis for evaluation). It has to be approved by the teacher for the student to be able to take the exam.

Examination

The assessment of the course is based on a term paper of approximately ten pages (4000 words). This does not include references and bibliography.

The topic for the term paper will be determined by the teacher and student together. Students are required to submit the term paper at an appointed time. Beforehand, students will be given an opportunity to submit a draft of the term paper and receive individual feedback on both the form and content of the draft.

You must submit your paper in Fronter. Read more about submission procedures

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 result will be available at the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

A term paper or equivalent that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.

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 an examination attempt.

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

Master

Teaching

Autumn 2016

Examination

Autumn 2016

Teaching language

English