Module Identifier ED10310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Bob Jones  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Tutorial   Every fortnight.  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Assignment of 2, 000 words   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   60%  
Further details  

Brief description

This module provides a general introduction on a descriptive level to the
main design features of human language. It complements modules in other
departments on language and/or literature, sociolinguistics and
computational linguistics. It makes students aware of basic concepts of
descriptive analysis which are relevant to more advanced and specialized
modules at levels 2 and 3.

Aims of the module


Lectures are based on the following topics:

Tutorials provide students with the opportunity to apply the principles and methods which are introduced in the lectures:

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should:

Reading Lists

Lyons, John. (1981) Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: CUP
Martin Atkinson et al. (1988) Foundations Of General Linguistics. 2. Allen & Unwin
O'Grady, William , Michael Dobrovolsky, and Francis Katamba (editors). (1997) Contemporary Linguistics: an introduction. London; New York: Longman
Trask, R.L.. (1995) Language: the basics,. London: Routledge
Yule, George. (1996) The Study of Language. 2nd. Cambridge: CUP