15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to ensure a sound basic knowledge of linguistic concepts and methods. The emphasis is on developing the ability to apply linguistic categories and techniques to the description of English and other languages, and to the solution of language problems. The module reviews the basic, core areas of linguistic study: the sounds of language (phonetics and phonology); word structure (morphology); sentence structure (syntax); and meaning (semantics and pragmatics). There will also be a brief introduction to historical linguistics.

Restrictions on availability: MA in Applied Linguistics

Teaching Methods: Lectures
Assessment: Formal Exam, 2 take home exams

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language and Linguistics):

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