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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Lifelong Learning (PPL)

Undergraduate Course: Linguistics: the Science of Language (LLLI07011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (PPL) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

Linguistics, the scientific study of the human language faculty, is a hugely broad topic, with strong connections to psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science. This course will present an overview of linguistic analysis, including the study of human speech sounds and how they interact, the structure of words, phrases and sentences, and the study of word and sentence meaning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  10
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 23/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of basic linguistic concepts;
Critically evaluate a range of information from various disparate sources;
Compare the interacting aspects of language study, and consider how these relate to everyday language use.
Assessment Information
This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

Open Studies 10 credit courses have one assessment. Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%. There are a small number of exceptions to this model which are identified in the Studying for Credit Guide.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Essential
Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., and Hyams, N. 2010. An Introduction to Language: International Edition. London: Wadworth. Matthews, P.H. 2003. Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Recommended
O'Grady, W., Dobrovolsky, M., and Katamba, F. 1997. Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. London: Longman.
Crystal, D. 2010. The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
Email: james.mooney@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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