German 2 LM (2014/2015)

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Name of lecturer
Sibilla Cantarini
Sibilla Cantarini
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Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 23, 2015 al May 30, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course has as its general aim that of introducing the students to the understanding and the production of written texts in the tourist and commercial fields.


"Understanding and producing texts in the tourist and commercial fields"

A text is not simply an extended structure of syntactic units such as words, groups, and clauses and textual units, a text is a “communicative language event in a context that is marked by completion”. Starting from this definition some basic concepts - such as the seven standards of textuality, (cohesion, coherence, intentionality, acceptability, informativity, situationality, intertextuality) and the three regulative principles (efficiency, effectiveness, appropriateness) - of the text linguistics and of the classical argumentation theory will be introduced in the first part of the course. Furthermore some classifications of texts according to their function will be described in the first part whereas in the second part of the course written texts in the tourist and commercial fields will be analyzed.

Students not attending the course should contact the Professor in a timely manner, in order to get a detailed explanation of the program and the materials to be transmitted before the exam.

Course language: German.


Beaugrande, Robert-A. de / Dressler, Wolfgang U. (1981), Einführung in die Textlinguistik, Tübingen, Niemeyer.

Brinker, Klaus (2010), Linguistische Textanalyse. Eine Einführung in Grundbegriffe und Methoden, Berlin, Schmidt.

Cantarini, Sibilla (2012), „Grundkategorien der Argumentationstheorie: der theoretische Ansatz von Sorin Stati”. In: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Philologia, LVII, 3, 189-205.

Hundt, M. (1995), Modellbildung in der Wirtschatssprache, Tübingen, Niemeyer.

Taino, Piergiulio (2005), Fugenelemente in der deutschen Wirtschaftssprache, in C. Di Meola, A. Hornung u. L. Rega (Hrsg.), „Perspektiven Eins“, Roma, Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici, 103-114.

Vater, H. (2001), Einführung in die Textlinguistik. Struktur und Verstehen von Texten, München, Frank.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is oral. Since it is foreseen that during the course the students must analyze brief texts on subjects given by the Professor, the students who do not regularly attend classes must agree with the Professor on two texts to be presented at the beginning of the oral exam.