Foundations of Language
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Identify important linguistic features in everyday language use.
- Describe linguistic behaviour in a variety of interactional contexts.
- Analyse linguistic resources to find information about a language.
- Synthesise linguistic observations in an appropriate academic style.
- • Structure of language.
- • Language diversity.
- • Language acquisition.
- • Sociolinguistics.
- • Applied linguistics.
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What is language? Where did it come from, how do we learn it, and what do we use it for? This subject introduces students to a range of basic topics in the study of language: how to define language, the basic structure of language, language in the brain, how to distinguish languages from dialects, how language might have evolved, how children and adults acquire language, how and why languages change, and how language conveys social and cultural meaning, and different modalities of language (speech and sign).
- Four online quizzes (250 word equivalent each). (40%)
- Research assignment based on fieldwork (1500 words). (30%)
- Research assignment based on materials located in the library (1500 words). (30%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.