Structure of German 2
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Saksa keele struktuur 2
Course title in English
Structure of German 2
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim is to provide theoretical knowledge of certain aspects of linguistics; to introduce students to the basic aspects of German lexicology and semantics, different German style levels and sociolinguistics.
Brief description of the course
Definition of language structure and its application. Structure of vocabulary and lexis. Attribution of meaning and relationships between words and their meanings. Phraseology. Changes in lexis and meaning. Lexicography and structure of dictionaries.
Analysis of style levels of German language. Historical development of style levels. Stylistic elements in grammar and lexis.
Definition and classification of variation of German language. Classification and characteristics of sociolects.
Independent work
Independent work comprises the reading of compulsory theoretical literature and lecture notes, acquisition of the relevant terminology and compiling practical tasks.
Learning outcomes in the course
On a successful completion of the course, the student:
- will know the structure of German lexis
- will be able to differentiate between style levels (receptively and productively)
- be able to undertake lexical, lexicographical and stylistic analyses
- will know the principles of sociolinguistics and various German sociolects
Assessment methods
Written exam
Lektor Andine Friederike Frick
Replacement literature
Ei ole asendatav. /Cannot be replaced with readings only.