College of Languages

Courses

Linguistics.I

Course Code C0263 Th 3 Pr 3 CrHrs 3

This course is of both theoretical and practical importance.  It is designed to make the students aware of the complex organization and systematic nature of language which is the primary means of human communication. This course is intended to clarify ideas about language, and bring learners a better understanding of its nature. The students are exposed to an overview of linguistics at the various levels of description of language. Therefore, the course will familiarize the students with the Origin and Theories of language, and Animals and Human Language.  It is further expected to enrich students’ knowledge of some linguistic topics, namely The Sounds of Language, The Sound Patterns of Language, Word Formation, Morphology, Grammar, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics.

The main objective of this course is to build up and develop the students' background in Linguistics by presenting additional and more advanced information covering different linguistic issues and topics. Our aim here is to shed light on general issues related to the scope and branches of Linguistics which students need at this stage. It further aims at enabling students to be engaged in discussions on linguistics topics and carry out research in the different domains pertinent to the discipline.

Distribution of Marks

 

Mid Semester

 

Semester Final Exam

Final Mark

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

100

5

 

30

 

5

 

60

 

References

No.

Gargari, Hussein. (ed). (2021). Linguistics. I. Nawroz University

1.

Yule, George. (2017). The Study of Language. (6th ed.). Cambridge University Press

2.

Aitchison, Jean. (2012). Linguistics Made Easy. London: Hodder Education

3.

Fromkin, V. et al. (2003). An Introduction to Language. (7th ed.). New York: Thomson Heinle

4.

Introduction to the Module

Chapter 1: The Origins of Language

Chapter 1: The Origins of Language

Chapter 2: Animals and Human Language

Chapter 2: Animals and Human Language

Chapter 2: Animals and Human Language

Chapter 3: The Sounds of Language

Mid- Semester Exams

Chapter 3: The Sounds of Language

Chapter 3: The Sounds of Language

Chapter 4: The Sound Patterns of Language

Chapter 4: The Sound Patterns of Language

Chapter 5: Word Formation

Chapter 5: Word Formation

Revision