语言学概论

课程描述

《语言学概论I》是汉语专业(师范)必修学科基础课程。研究语言的性质、结构规律、演变规律以及语言与文字的关系等方面的问题。本课程的教学目标是使学生通过本课程的学习,能比较系统地掌握语言学的基本概念、基本理论和基础知识,为提高语言理论水平、进一步学习和深入研究其他语言课程奠定必要的语言理论基础。本课程的目标:使学生通过本课程的学习,获得语言学必要的基本理论、基本知识,以及进行语言学分析的基本技能。了解语言学发展的概况,为将来进一步深造及从事与本专业有关的研究和教学工作打下一定的基础。

选用教材

The Study of Language《语言研究(第二版)》,ISBN:9787560019536,外语教学与研究出版社


Introduction to Linguistics (BA course)

This introductory course provides an overview of the scientific study of language. We will explore the core areas of linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics etc. Students will learn how linguists analyze the elements of a specific language, examine linguistic structures and patterns, and study how language is used in social contexts. Key questions addressed in the course include: What are the building blocks of sound and meaning in language? How are sounds combined to form words and words combined to form sentences? How do context and social situations impact language use? How does language vary and change over time? By the end of the course, students will be able to apply basic linguistics concepts to examine the structure and use of language.

Admission requirements

none.

Course objectives

Insight into what language (science) is; knowledge of the basic concepts and methods of linguistic analysis.

Syllabus (timetable)

Week 1: course description and introduction to language

Week 2: The Origins of Language (Ch 1)

Week 3: The Properties of Language (Ch 3);  The Sounds of Language (Ch 4)

Week 4: The Sound Patterns of Language (Ch 5)

Week 5: TBA

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Mode of instruction

Lecture, students' discussion sessions

Assessment method

(1) weekly problem-sets, (2) written midterm and (3) final exam with closed-ended questions.

Reading list

Yule, George. (2020). The study of language, 7th ed. Cambridge university press.

Course online

See Xuexitong link in the right information bar

Contact

For substantive questions, contact the instructor: liujiehai#nuist.edu.cn (# for @),
other issues can be shared via our QQ team for the course.