AXL2301S Linguistics IIB

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 6

Convener: S Bowerman

Course entry requirements: This course is open to students who either (a) have successfully completed AXL1300F and AXL2300F or (b) are deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Head of Section, to be equivalently qualified. Students wishing to be considered for admission to the course under (b) should arrange to see the Head of Section as early as possible.

Course outline:

This course consolidates and extends the work of the first year in linguistics and comprises a detailed study of structural linguistics and sociolinguistics. Themes include: syntax (with an emphasis on the syntax-semantics interface); phonetics and phonology (with an emphasis on suprasegmentals and phonological theory); language in South Africa (with an emphasis on diversity in English); semantics and pragmatics (with an emphasis on semantic/pragmatic interface).

Lecture times: 5th period, Monday – Thursday.

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

Assessment: Four essays or other written assignments set during the semester count 12.5% each (50%); one two-hour examination in October/November counts 50% of the final mark.