Introduction to Linguistics (1)
|Course code LING1111||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On satisfactory completion of this course, students will be able to|
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 basic processes involved in children's acquisition of language and in the development of literacy
5. Discuss the range of synchronic variation in language.
6. Describe the basic principles for the analysis of variation.
|Content||Topics to be covered in this course include:|
1. Basic concepts in Linguistics: the nature of language as a human communication system
2. Basic principles of phonetic analysis.
3. Basic principles of phonological analysis.
4. Basic principles of morphological analysis.
5. Basic principles of syntactic analysis.
6. Language acquisition: studies of child language acquisition
7. 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
|Replacing Course(s)||LING 1001 Introduction to Linguistics 10 Units|
|Assumed Knowledge||No assumed knowledge|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for LING1111|