First Cycle - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - German Language and Literature
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ALM405 History of Language I Compulsory 4 7 5
Objectives of the Course
History of the German language from the beginning to the present.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. HAKAN ÇİL
Learning Outcomes
1 The students will have knowledge about the relationships between changes in languages and political structures
2 Students will understand that languages also reflect the mentality of the relevant historical periods
3 Students will have knowledge about the age-dependent changes in German
4 The students will develop a critical view of the language
5 Students will be able to comprehend changes in language
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Course Contents
- The classification of languages - Related languages - Germanic languages - 1. and 2. sound shift - Language conception of different ages
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 The reasons of language change
2 Typological classification of languages
3 Classification of related languages
4 Theories about the evolution of languages
5 Indo-Germanic and related languages
6 Germanic languages
7 Prehistory of German
8 Midterm exam
9 Culture policy of Karl der Grosse I
10 Culture policy of Karl der Grosse II
11 The term "german"- a historical review
12 The first (Grimm's law) and second sound shift
13 Old High German
14 Middle High German
15 Language conception of the knights
16 Language conception of the mystics
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
EGGERS, Hans. Deutsche Sprachgeschichte I,II,III 48.Aufl.Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag, 1980. POLENZ, Peter von. Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 1972. SCHMIDT,Wilhelm. Geschichte der deutschen Sprache8.Aufl. Stuttgart; Leipzig: Hirzel, 2000. WOLFF, Gerhart. Deutsche Sprachgeschichte 3.Aufl. Tübingen; Basel: Francke, 1994.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Face to face education, description method and power point presentations.
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 14 2 28
Pre Class Self Study 14 2 28
Post Class Self Study 14 2 28
Midterm Preparation 1 15 15
Final Preparation 1 15 15
Total 44 36 114
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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