Introduction to Linguistics 1
This unit introduces students to the study of language, and what language reveals about the nature of human beings and human behaviour. It introduces the basic theoretical concepts in the structural and social analysis of language. It presents the different levels of structural analysis of language. It examines language acquisition, and geographical and social variation in language.
- Semester 1 - 2016
1. Discuss the nature of language as the human communication system.
2. Describe the different structural levels of language.
3. Describe the basic principles for the analysis of the different structural levels of language.
4. Discuss the range of synchronic variation in language.
5. Describe the basic principles for the analysis of variation.
Topics to be covered in this course include:
- Basic concepts in Linguistics: the nature of language as a human communication system
- Basic principles of phonetic analysis.
- Basic principles of phonological analysis.
- Basic principles of morphological analysis.
- Basic principles of syntactic analysis.
- Language acquisition: studies of child language acquisition
- Language in society: social variation in language use; the social meaning of language choice; "standard" and "non-standard" varieties of English, contexts of language usage
This course replaces the following course(s): LING1001. Students who have successfully completed LING1001 are not eligible to enrol in LING1111.
This course replaces LING1001. If you have successfully completed LING1001 you cannot enrol in this course.
Written Assignment: Written Assignments
Formal Examination: Formal Exam
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorials commence in week 2