Undergraduate Course: A Brief Introduction to Language (LASC08016)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers a brief introduction to the study of the structure of language in general and of English in particular. The course considers language structure, English and Scots accents and dialects, and what makes language special.
This course does NOT qualify students to take any second-year courses in Linguistics and English Language, apart from LEL2E: Structure and History of European Languages (LASC08021). It is only intended for (i) visiting students who are only at Edinburgh for semester 1 and for (ii) students who need to combine it with LEL2E: Structure and History of European Languages (LASC08021).First-year students looking to take Linguistics and English Language as an outside subject should take Linguistics & English Language 1 LASC08015), instead.
The course consists of two blocks:
Block 1: Phonetics and Phonology (dealing with sounds and sound systems)
Block 2: Morphology and Syntax (dealing with the structure of words and sentences)
In addition, there is a strand of lectures called "Language, Cognition and Communication" which considers language in its wider context.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One item of assessment, weighted at 100%.
-an exam at the end of semester 1
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE||2:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE||2:30|
| By the end of the course, as long as they have participated fully in it, students will understand:
-basic principles for the description of the sounds and sound systems used in languages, and how they can be applied to describe English
-basic principles for the description of grammatical structure and the structure of words, and how they can be applied to describe English
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Linda Van Bergen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1998
|Course secretary||Miss Susie Murphy
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961
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