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Semester 1

Linguistics and English Language 1A (LASC08022)

Subject

Language Sciences and Linguistics

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

1

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Course Summary

This course offers a brief introduction to the study of language in general and of English in particular. The course considers language structure, language variation, including English and Scots accents and dialects, and what makes language special.

Course Description

The course will introduce students to the study of the structure and use of language. Topics include: - Prescriptivism vs descriptivism; - Language variation; Dialects and standard languages; - Cross-linguistic variation; Unfamiliar languages; - Sounds and sound systems; - The structure of words and sentences; - Language change; - Language as a system for communication.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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