LING216-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Systems of Words and Sounds in Language

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

In this course, students will learn about the structure underlying the words and sounds used in human language. It will be seen that these systems can differ from language to language in interesting and systematic ways. At the same time, languages also share many common properties regarding, for example, how sounds are sequenced in words. Students will get hands-on experience discovering patterns in language, and come away with a greater understanding of the internal organization of linguistic systems.

In this course, you will learn about the structure underlying the words and sounds used in human language. It will be seen that these systems can differ from language to language in interesting and systematic ways. At the same time, languages also share many common properties regarding, for example, how sounds are sequenced in words. You will get hands-on experience discovering patterns in language, and come away with a greater understanding of the internal organization of linguistic systems.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in problem solving, argumentation, written expression and morphological and phonological analysis. By the end of the course you should be able to identify certain morphological and phonological patterns and some of the influencing factors.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

LING101 or LING111 or ENGL123 or ENGL112

Restrictions

LING207, LING302

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 340 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 235 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Viktoria Papp

Textbooks

Required Texts

Long Peng; Analyzing Sound Patterns: An Introduction to Phonology; Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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