LING216-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016

Systems of Words and Sounds in Language

15 points
11 Jul 2016 - 13 Nov 2016

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.

Pre-requisites

LING101 or LING111 or ENGL123 or ENGL112

Restrictions

LING207, LING302

Course Coordinator

Viktoria Papp

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Hayes, Bruce; Introductory Phonology; Wiley-Blackwell.

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $717.00

International fee $2,913.00

* 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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