Linguistics1

Eng 320

Course Description:

This course aims at introducing students to the four major components of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Students should do enough exercises to ensure good coverage of the material at hand. 

General Goal:

Develop a solid understanding of ‘linguistics’ and the basic concepts in the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics/pragmatics. 

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

 

Define what ‘linguistics’ is and incorporate its component parts into the student’s evolving understanding of language

Describe English sounds using phonological terminology

Transcribe simple words using IPA.

Explain basic phonological processes such as assimilation, elision, gemmination

State simple phonological processes using phonological rules

Understand the basics of English word formation

Perform morphological analysis of words

Differentiate between some similar concepts: morpheme/allomorph, derivational/inflectional morphemes

Explain basic principles of the various syntactic theories.

Perform  basic syntactic analysis of sentences using tree diagram and transformational rules 

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