AXL1300F Introduction to Language Studies


18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 5

Course entry requirements: None

Course outline:

On completion of the course students would have covered topics such as: phonetics (the production and classification of speech sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, suprasegmentals); phonology (how speech sounds are organised in language; the phoneme-allophone distinction); morphology (form–meaning pairs; morphemes and word-formation; syntax (the rules that govern the phrase, structures of language; elements of generative grammar); and semantics relations, semantic features; an introduction to psychological and neurobiological aspects of how humans acquire language.

Lecture times: 3rd period, Monday – Wednesday.

DP requirements: All written work to be handed in and at least 75% attendance at lectures and tutorials.