Undergraduate Course: Linguistics: the Science of Language (LLLI07011)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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.
|No Exam Information
| 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.
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.
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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