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LING111 A World of Languages

A tour through the world's 6,000 languages, learning where they come from and how they are put together: the foundational sounds, words, sentences and meanings of language.

Language underlies all of life - every lecture, every conversation, every society - and linguistics is the scientific study of language. In this class, you will learn how languages around the world work, where they come from, and how to analyse them.

Note: This paper can be taken independently of LING 112.

Paper title A World of Languages
Paper code LING111
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Open to all students.
Contact
Dr Hunter Hatfield (hunter.hatfield@otago.ac.nz)
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hunter Hatfield
Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
Teaching Arrangements
26 lectures and 8 tutorials
Textbooks

Pereltsvaig, Asya. (2017) Languages of the World: An Introduction. (2nd Edition). Cambridge University

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40
A2 Thursday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40
A3 Friday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40
A4 Thursday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40

A tour through the world's 6,000 languages, learning where they come from and how they are put together: the foundational sounds, words, sentences and meanings of language.

Language underlies all of life - every lecture, every conversation, every society - and linguistics is the scientific study of language. In this class, you will learn how languages around the world work, where they come from, and how to analyse them.

Note: This paper can be taken independently of LING 112.

Paper title A World of Languages
Paper code LING111
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Open to all students.
Contact
Dr Hunter Hatfield (hunter.hatfield@otago.ac.nz)
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hunter Hatfield
Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
Teaching Arrangements
26 lectures and 8 tutorials
Textbooks

Pereltsvaig, Asya. (2017) Languages of the World: An Introduction. (2nd Edition). Cambridge University

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40
A2 Thursday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40
A3 Friday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33-34, 37-40