Introduction to Linguistics (2)
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
This unit completes students' introduction to the study of language. It takes the languages of Australia and neighbouring areas as a database, and uses this database to illustrate the more advanced fundamental principles of structural analysis in language. The course examines typological variation and diachronic variation. It introduces the study of semantics, pragmatics, conversation, written language, and analysis as based on the fundamental principles of structural analysis.
|Objectives||On satisfactory completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Discuss the principles of historical and typological classification.
2. Describe the morphological and prosodic structure of words.
3. Discuss the principles of grammatical relations.
4. Discuss the principles of semantics.
5. Discuss the basic principles of linguistic pragmatics.
6. Discuss the main stages in child language acquisition.
|Content||Topics to be covered in this course include:
1. Languages of Australia and neighbouring regions.
2. Historical and typological classification of languages.
3. The morphological and prosodic analysis of words.
4. Grammatical Relations and argument structure.
5. Word-level semantics, clausal semantics, presupposition, entailment.
6. Pragmatics of language in use - speech acts, conversational implicature.
7. Stages in child language acquisition.
|Replacing Course(s)||Ling1120 Language Structure and Meaning 10 units|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for LING1112|