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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Open to all students.
- Dr Hunter Hatfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hunter Hatfield
Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
- Teaching Arrangements
- 26 lectures and 8 tutorials
Pereltsvaig, Asya. (2017) Languages of the World: An Introduction. (2nd Edition). Cambridge University
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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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.