German Linguistics 3

Academic year
Subject Area
German Language
Language of Instruction
Other Languages of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

German 1 and 2.

Teaching Methods

Lectures by the teacher.

Analysis, discussion and presentation of authentic texts and / or examples.

Learning Outcomes

The aim is to enhance the student’s ability to read and analyze the structure of authentic texts in German, as well as to read and understand excerpts of an intercultural linguistics manual, thus obtaining an overview of topics of debate within modern language studies, in the field of intercultural communication. As this is especially activated during the process of reading, the course aims at exercising and deepening previously acquired knowledge in other linguistics courses concerning the German language (especially on the lexical and syntactic domains), through illustrative analysis of chosen examples (words and/or sentences) from the study materials.

Work Placement(s)



Overview of the most important functional text types in German, trying to develop a contrastive perspective. Analysis of their structure and communicative function. The problems with communication: patterns, axioms and practices. Language and mutual understanding. Conversation, speech acts, dialogue analysis. Non-verbal communication, communication and culture, stereotypes.

Head Lecturer(s)

Maria Adelaide de Sousa Chichorro Ferreira

Assessment Methods

Final Assessment
Exam: 100.0%

Periodic Assessment
Mini Tests: 25.0%
Laboratory work or Field work: 25.0%
Frequency: 50.0%


Brinker, K. (2003). Linguistische Textanalyse. Berlin: E. Schmidt Vlg.

Brinker, S.F.(2013), Linguistische Gesprächsanalyse.. Berlin: E. Schmidt Vlg.

Duden. Grammatik der deutschen Gegenwartssprache. Mannheim: Duden Vlg.

Dudenredaktion. Der Deutsch-Knigge. Sicher formulieren, sicher kommunizieren, sicher auftreten. Mannhein: Dudenverlag.

Eschenröder, C.T. (2005). Lebendiges Reden. Würzburg: Hemmer/Wüst Vlg.

Göttert, K.H. & Jungen, O. (2004), Einführung in die Stilistik. München: UTB, Wilhelm Fink.

Götze, L. & Hess-Lüttich, E.W. B. (2002). Grammatik der deutschen Sprache. Sprachsystem und

Sprachgebrauch, Gütersloh.

Hentschel, E & Weydt, H. (2003). Handbuch der deutschen Grammatik. Berlin.

Heringer, H.J. (2004).  Interkulturelle Kommunikation. Tübingen: Francke, UTB

Heringer, H.J. (2001). Lesen lehren lernen. Tübingen.

Janich, N. (2003). Werbesprache. Tübingen: Günter Narr.

Schmitz, U. (2004). Sprache in modernen Medien. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Vlg.