Introduction to Linguistics 1

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the 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 range of synchronic variation in language.

5. 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

Requisite

This course replaces LING1001. If you have successfully completed LING1001 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

On-Line from Callaghan

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks