An introduction to the analysis and description of language and its structure: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics; includes a discussion of language change, and similarities and differences among the world's languages.
Language underlies almost all of life - every lecture in every class, every conversation,
every society - and linguistics is the scientific study of language. In this class,
you will learn not just what the pieces of language are, but also how to identify
them yourself. Identify language and its structure.
Note: This paper can be taken independently of LING 112.
|Paper title||Language and Its Structure|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Open to all students.
- Dr Simon Overall
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
Lecturer: Dr Hunter Hatfield
- Teaching Arrangements
- 26 lectures and 8 tutorials
- Blake, B. (2008) All about language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Finegan, E. (2008) Language: Its Structure and Use. Boston: Thomson Wadworth.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will learn to:
- Acquire concepts and terminology for the study of language structure, especially in the areas of phonetics/phonology, morphology/syntax and semantics
- Develop skills of analysis, argumentation and evaluation
- Appreciate the structural diversity of human languages
- Appreciate the status of linguistics as a modern academic discipline.