Introduction to Linguistics (2)
|Course code LING1112||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This unit completes students' introduction to the study of language. It takes the languages of Australia and neighbouring areas as a database, and uses this database to illustrate the more advanced fundamental principles of structural analysis in language. The course examines typological variation and diachronic variation. It introduces the study of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition, as based on the fundamental principles of structural analysis.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On satisfactory completion of this course, students will be able to|
1. Discuss and apply basic principles of historical reconstruction.
2. Discuss and apply basic principles of typological classification.
3. Discuss the basic principles governing language change.
4. Analyse English sentences in terms of their constituent structure.
5. Apply the basic principles of Phrase Structure Grammar to write phrase structure rules for a set of language data.
6. Discuss the principles of argument structure and grammatical relations and recognise the main types of grammatical alignment.
7. Discuss the principles of semantics and recognise the main types of lexical semantic relations.
8. Discuss the basic principles of linguistic pragmatics.
9. Discuss the main stages in child language acquisition.
|Content||Topics to be covered in this course include:|
1. Languages of Australia and neighbouring regions.
2. Historical and typological classification of languages.
3. Principles of language change.
4. Grammatical Relations, argument structure, and syntactic alignment
5. Word-level semantics, clausal semantics, presupposition, entailment.
6. Pragmatics of language in use - speech acts, conversational implicature.
7. Stages in child language acquisition.
|Replacing Course(s)||Ling1120 Language Structure and Meaning 10 units|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for LING1112|