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.
Instructor: Hitay Yükseker
Office: Kingston Hall, 212E
Departmental Office: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Kingston Hall 416
Office Hours: 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
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.
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|Test C (in class)
|Test D (in class)
|Test E (in class)
|Assignments (5 out of 6-can be done in groups )
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.