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.
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.