Joseph B. Voyles
Recommended: GERMAN 203
Offered in English, this course is an introduction to linguistics in general and an analysis of Modern High German in particular. We consider the basics of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Time permitting students are introduced to the historical-comparative method as applied to the structure and history of German.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and concomitant discussion.
No background in linguistics is assumed. A minimum of two years of college German is helpful although linguistically interested students with less of a background can take the course with the instructor's permission.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments are based on the readings and consist of problems of German phonology, morphology, syntax and, time permitting, semantics.
Homework and class participation, midterm and final exams.