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Queen's University
 

LING-100/6.0

Introduction to Linguistics

This course provides an introduction to the linguistic study of language. Topics covered include phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course focuses on universal characteristics of language and draws on examples from a variety of languages.

Course Information:

Instructor: Hitay Yükseker
Office: Kingston Hall, 212E
Departmental Office: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Kingston Hall 416

Telephone: 613-533-2072
E-mail: hy2@queensu.ca
Office Hours: TBA

Tutors: TBA

Drop in Tutorials: TBA

Textbook: Required: O'Grady, W. and J. Archibald. 2008. An Introduction:Contemporary Linguistics Analysis. 6th Edition. Pearson, Longman.

Lecture Time: Monday: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm; Wednesday: 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Place: Kingston Hall 101

Objectives: An introduction to the field of linguistics. Throughout the course, attention is drawn to the systematic organization of language. The course focuses on the sound, word and sentence structures of natural languages. The course introduces a generative framework to study, describe and analyze the organization of natural languages. In the course we will also consider the application of theory to language change, language variation, first and second language acquisition, language disorders and language typology. Exemplification is from a wide variety of languages.

LING 100 Syllabus (coming soon)
Evaluation:
 Item Weights
Test A (in class)
12%
Test B (in class)
12%
Test C (in class)
12%
Test D (in class)
12%
Test E (in class)
12%
Assignments (5 out of 6-can be done in groups )
20%
Take-Home Assignment
20%
Total
100%

  • THERE ARE SIX SCHEDULED IN CLASS TESTS.
  • ONLY THE HIGHEST FIVE OF SIX GRADES WILL COUNT TOWARDS THE FINAL GRADE.
  • NO MAKE-UP TESTS WILL BE GIVEN. IN CLASS TESTS ARE OPEN BOOK (i.e. all lecture notes, handouts, assignments along with the textbook).
  • THERE ARE NO SCHEDULED MIDTERM OR FINAL EXAMS IN THIS COURSE.

Academic Integrity: Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the guidelines for Academic Integrity. Read Regulation 1 in the Arts and Science Calendar: http://www.queensu.ca/calendars/artsci/pg4.html.


 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000