Linguistic and Literary Analysis
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Teksti lingvistiline ja kirjanduslik analüüs
Course title in English
Linguistic and Literary Analysis
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Aigi Heero (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create the preconditions for the learning of the main terms and methods in German literary theory and linguistics. To support the ability of interpreting and analysing different kinds of texts by using the theoretical ja methodological framework introduced in the course.
Brief description of the course
Why are there different methods of literary analysis and how are they connected to the broader cultural context in German speaking countries (positivism, social historical method, psychoanalysis, structuralism, gender studies etc)? How to define research questions for interpreting literary texts? Terminology used in literary studies and its implementation in text analysis.
How to analyse oral and written use of language (texts)? Main areas of research, main terms and methods of linguistics in German and their implementation in text analysis.
Combined lectures and seminars. The materials (incl texts to be analysed and the presentations of the conducting lecturer) are mostly in German; the discussions in the seminars can be held in Estonian as well as in German)
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- will acquire knowledge about basic terminology and most important methods of literary analysis from the point of view of German traditions and will be able to interpret literary texts by implementing theoretical knowledge;
- will acquire knowledge about basic terminology of German linguistics and about main methods of analysis;
- will acquire competencies in linguistic text analysis.
Andine Frick