Introduction to Linguistics IIModule Details
Course Title: Introduction to Linguistics II
Course Code: UU-LIN-1242-ZM
Background and Rationale
The course aims to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of English language and linguistic theory and practice, as well as the terms, methods and points of view in general and applied linguistics.
The main objectives of the course are therefore to:
• develop a knowledge and understanding of the main areas of English language;
• provide students with the skills to describe English language in terms words, grammar (morphology and syntax), and meaning (semantics and pragmatics).
• enable students to consider how they can analyse learners' language to understand their language development.
After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:
1. discuss and critically analyse main ideas from various areas in the field of linguistics;
2. apply morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analysis to English language;
3. critically discuss some of the ‘applied’ areas of language study;
4. engage in reviewing the relevant academic literature in relation to the topics covered.
Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1
Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)