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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.
and Lynn Clark
An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence;
Kuiper, Koenraad , Allan, W. Scott;
Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Library portalThe course outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
Domestic fee $619.00
International fee $2,688.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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.