Topics


  1. sounds: phonetics and phonology
  2. words: morphology and lexicology
  3. meanings: semantics and pragmatics
  4. grammar: syntax
  5. text/discourse: discourse analysis
  6. language acquisition and processing: psycholinguistics
  7. language change: historical linguistics
  8. regional and social variation: sociolinguistics
  9. (literary) style: stylistics
  10. theoretical and methodological approaches

 

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Objectives


This course will offer you a first encounter with the key areas of the field of English linguistics.

 

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Organisation


There will be a two-hour lecture each week and a one-hour interactive remedial tutorial session every other week.

 

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Assessment


Assessment for the course is 100% coursework. This is made up of an exercise portfolio (40%) and a final test (60%).

 

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Texts


Prescribed text
Markus Bieswanger and Anette Becker. 2017. Introduction to English Linguistics. 4th Edition. Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag.

Recommended reading
A list will be provided at the start of the course.

 

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Last updated: 11 July 2017