Structure of German Language 1
Course code
GRS6303.HT
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Saksa keele struktuur 1
Course title in English
Structure of German Language 1
ECTS credits
6.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
56
Teaching semester
autumn
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim is to introduce students to the basic aspects of phonetics, practice of German pronunciation, explore the relationship between the phonology and orthography of German; to provide theoretical knowledge of the basis of German morphology; to give an overview of the basic concepts of stylistics.
Brief description of the course
The sound system of German. Vowels and consonants, their articulatory description. The relationship between the phonology and orthography, the most important spelling rules. The basic concepts of German morphology. The morpheme and its subclasses. Word formation. Parts of speech and their classification. Description of parts of speech from semantic, morphological and syntactical aspects. Basic concepts of stylistics. Functional styles. Figures of speech and their use in different text types.

Independent work
Doing the required reading, suggested written and oral tasks.
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 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 functional styles and the most important figures of speech.

Assessment methods
Written exam
Teacher
Dotsent Merle Jung
Study literature
Õppejõu jagatud materjalid.
Elsen, Hilke (2011): Grundzüge der Morphologie des Deutschen. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter.
Eroms, Hans-Werner (2007): Stil und Stilistik. Eine Einführung. Berlin: Schmidt.
Hirschfeld, Ursula et al. (Hg.) (2007): Phonothek intensiv. Aussprachetraining. Berlin, München: Langenscheidt.
Schiemann, Endrik / Bölck, Martina (2003): Hören – sprechen – richtig schreiben. Stuttgart: Schmetterling.

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.