College of Languages

Courses

Linguistics.II

Course Code C0269 Th 3 Pr 3 CrHrs 4

Course Description: This course is designed for Fourth year students at the College of   Languages/Dept. of English. It introduces the students to Linguistics, its branches, the significance of linguistics in our life such as sociolinguistics, language planning, neurolinguistics, forensic linguistics,.etc. These activities focus on definitions of the common concepts in the field of linguistics. The course examines the political problems of language as in the case of constitutions, minorities’ languages…. This course is of a purely theoretical and practical nature.

 

 This course is based on linguistic texts. The course starts with the most common definitions of linguistic concepts. It is expected that this course will shed light on the culture-specific problems in Linguistics by the end of this course. The students will be asked to do various types of linguistic topics as homework. The students will be asked to do a lot of homework at home out of 10% marks as inter class activity. The course ends up with an important part tackling the language problems . It is hoped that this course will enrich students' knowledge of linguistic issues and pave the way for the smart students who want to continue their studies in the future in the area of pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, mass media language, language planning, forensic linguistics

The teaching of this course aims at developing students’ skills and knowledge of linguistics after they have  completed a course of studying the subject in 3rd year. 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

First Semester

Mid-Year

Second Semester

Final Exam

Final Mark

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

100

 

10

 

20

 

10

 

60

 

 

References

SN

Yule, George. (2006). The Study of Language. (3rd ed.). Cambridge . CUP.

1

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

2

Chapter 11: Discourse Analysis

Chapter 11: Discourse Analysis

Chapter 12: Language and the Brain

Chapter 13: First Language Acquisition

Chapter 14: Second Language Acquisition/ Learning

Chapter 15: Gestures and Sign Language

Chapter 11: Discourse Analysis

Chapter 16: Writing

Chapter 17: Language History and Change

Chapter 18: Language and Language Variation

Chapter 19: Language and Social Variation

Chapter 20: Language and Culture

Revision