LING101-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012

The English Language

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2012 - 24 Jun 2012

Description

This course introduces students to the study of the English language, its words, sounds and sentences. It also introduces the conceptual and analytical tools which linguists use to understand how languages are constructed.

This course is designed to introduce you to the study of linguistics, particularly the linguistics of the English language.  The aim of the course is to show you how the English language works as a system for connecting speech sounds with meaning.  By the end of the course, you should be able to understand the basic technical terms used by linguists to describe the various systems of which languages are composed: sounds, morphemes and words, phrases and clauses, and meaning.  You should be able to transcribe in broad phonetics a section of written English, understand how to analyse the structure of words into syllables, words into morphemes, and sentences into their grammatical constituents.  The practical classes provide opportunity for you to practice the analytic techniques of the course under supervision.

Restrictions

ENGL123, ENLA101

Lectures
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm E9 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm E5 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun

Tutorials
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Psychology - Sociology 213 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
30 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 02 Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Psychology - Sociology 251 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 03 Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm Psychology - Sociology 213 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 04 Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Psychology - Sociology 251 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
30 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 05 Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm Psychology - Sociology 251 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 06 Thursday 9:00am-10:00am Psychology - Sociology 251 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 07 Wednesday 9:00am-10:00am Psychology - Sociology 251 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
30 Apr - 3 Jun
Stream 08 Thursday 12:00pm-1:00pm Psychology - Sociology 251 27 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun

Course Coordinators

Kevin Watson and Lynn Clark

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Class Test 1 10%
Class Test 2 10%
Essay/assignment (1,500 words) 30%
Quizzes completed on Learn 10%
Final Exam 40%

Examination and Formal Tests

Exam Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 9:30am-11:30am  

Textbooks

Required Texts

An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence; Kuiper, Koenraad , Allan, W. Scott; 3rd edition; Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Course links

Library portal
The course outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
LEARN

Fees

Domestic fee $619.00

International fee $2,688.00

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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