AXL4312F African Linguistics

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Dr M Brenzinger

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

Course outline:

This course aims at familiarising students with a wide range of subfields of Linguistics with a focus on African languages.

  • Introduction to Linguistics with reference to African languages: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and discourse.
  • History and classification of African languages; language contact.
  • Sociology of language and language planning in Africa.

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

Assessment: Two sets of short exercises and a short essay of 3,000 words, each counting 33% of the total mark.