Undergraduate | LTU-LIN1IML-2023
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- 31 July 2023
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What you'll learn
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic building blocks of language Phonetics (sounds), Phonology (sound systems), Morphology (meaningful elements), Syntax (the arrangement of meaningful elements), Semantics (meaning and context), and apply various techniques for analysing these.
2. Analyse linguistic datasets using knowledge from the foundational areas of linguistics - phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
3. Identify the ways in which language is imagined - creating new languages for ritual purposes, for communication between minority groups, or for artistry and entertainment. The subject will directly assess this in a background of the global linguistic diversity.
4. Create your own linguistic variety, employing features of Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics.
- Creating languages.
In this subject you will be introduced to the essential building blocks of language: the sounds and sound systems (phonetics and phonology), how words and sentences are structured (morphology and syntax)and how we understand meaning (semantics). Employing the analytical tools of linguistics, you will begin applying them to the development of a new language of their own imagining. The inspiration will come from a range of human languages, including major world languages, minoritized and endangered languages, and constructed languages .
- This assignment will have regular activities to test your knowledge of sounds and sound systems (phonetics and phonology) and how words are structured (morphology). (1,200 words) (30%)
- This assignment will have regular activities to test your knowledge of linguistic structures, how sentences are structured (morphology and syntax) and how we understand meaning (semantics and pragmatics) over time (historical linguistics).(1,200 words) (30%)
- In this assignment, you will create an imagined or constructed language, based on examples from real-world languages, and using the principles of linguistic structure as taught in the subject. (1,600 words) (40%)
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