AXL4303F Modern Linguistic Thought I

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: S Bowerman

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours or Master’s programme.

Course outline:

A survey of twentieth-century approaches and attitudes to language, presented in terms of analysis of landmark texts by key writers both within and outside linguistics, including Saussure, Chomsky, Orwell, Labov and Whorf. The course is designed to be of interest to a broad range of humanities graduates concerned with language.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work and at least 75% attendance at seminars.

Assessment: Two minor essays counting 25% each, and one 3-hour examination counting 50%.