Structure of German Language 1
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Saksa keele struktuur 1
Course title in English
Structure of German Language 1
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Aigi Heero (saksa keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim is to provide theoretical knowledge of linguistics; to introduce students to the basic aspects of German phonetics, German morphology and syntax.
Brief description of the course
Definition of language structure and its application. German pronunciation system. Vowels and consonants, their articulatory description. Relationships between sounds and letters. Basic concepts of morphology. The concept of morpheme. Word formation. Word classes. Semantic, morphological and syntactic aspects of the word classes. Basics of German syntax. Types of sentences and constituents. Clauses; main and subordinate clause.
Learning outcomes in the course
On a successful completion of the course, the student:
- will know the sound system and the pronunciation and spelling rules of German,
- be able to undertake the simple morphological analysis, describe the parts of speech of German and their grammatical categories,
- will know the principles of word formation in German,
will know the word classes and their grammatical categories
will know the principles of German grammar
will know the basic aspects on German syntax.
Aigi Heero
Replacement literature
Bunk, Gerhard J. S. (2006): Phonetik aktuell. Ismaning: Hueber.
Fix, Ulla; Poethe, Hannelore; Yos, Gabriele (2003): Textlinguistik und Stilistik für Einsteiger. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch. Frankfurt a.M.: Lang.
Maas, Utz (2006): Phonologie. Einführung in die funktionale Phonetik des Deutschen. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.
Römer, Christine (2006): Morphologie der deutschen Sprache. Tübingen, Basel: Francke.