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Information on current projects and developments

 

 
 
 

2006 - 2007

     
         
 

projekt title 

 

Computerlinguistische Modellierung der deutschen Satzstruktur
 

 
 

duration 

 

October 2nd 2006 - Januar 26th 2007
 

 
 

project type 

 

individual project
 

 
 

main objectives 

 

Experimental course in liguistics for students who have completed the introductory courses in linguistics and descriptive grammar (from the 7th semester on). The aim of the course is to introduce a learning environment designed for modelling basic structures of German syntax within the formalisms employed in computer linguistics. The students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of grammar through modelling some fundamental principles of syntax. They themselves build and test grammars for snippets of the natural language drawing on the formalisms presented to them on the course (phrase structure grammars + specification of morpho-syntactical features).

It is not as much about getting to know a certain grammar formalism as rather inspiring their independent reflection on the structure of language, using the knowledge they already have. The formal method that the students acquire enables them to systematize their knowledge and to develop a descriptively adequate account of syntactic structures. In this way academic theory is linked with practice - the students not only use a foreign language, but they also reflect on its structure and try to discover its principles.
 

 
 

methods applied 

 

· b-learning, constructivistic methods in didactics Bildungsarbeit - see also presentation (PDF - 0.7 MB) for a talk Computerlinguistische Modellierung der deutschen Satzstruktur: Förderung bewusster Reflexion über sprachliches Regelwissen, delivered at the conference "Deutsche Grammatik im europäischen Dialog" at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (20.-22. September 2006)

· b-learning, IT technology in higher education


 
 
 

results expected 

 

Including the course "e;Computerlinguistische Modellierung der deutschen Satzstruktur"e; into the curriculum for German Philology students, who chose linguistics as their specialization. The website of this course is available at www.jasinski.ukw.edu.pl/index_lx2.php.

 
         
 
 
 
 

2005

     
         
 

projekt title 

 

Interactive online service for course participants
 

 
 

duration 

 

March 15th 2005 - December 15th 2005
 

 
 

project type 

 

individual project
 

 
 

main objectives 

 

Some curriculum-related topics will be realised through Internet-based exercises.
Dedicated tutorials will be elaborated for some courses and will contain interactive exercises developed in PHP/JavaScript: limited choice questions, gap-filling exercises based on given suggestions, matching exercises (formation of phrases, linking words with definitions, questions with answers, parts of sentences etc.), single-out exercises, etc.
 

 
 

methods 

 

· interactive teaching methods, e-learning
· application of IT-methods in the teaching process
 

 
 

anticipated outcome 

 

Online service for students of German philology/applied linguistics, with authorized access for course participants, hosted on the server of UKW: www.jasinski.ukw.edu.pl