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ENGL1015 - Introduction to English linguistics
Instructor(s)
Semester
2019-2020 First Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Tuesday , 10:30 am - 12:20 pm , CPD-LG.07
Friday , 11:30 am - 12:20 pm , CPD-3.01
Prerequisite
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

This survey course offers a comprehensive first introduction to the linguistic study of English, covering the various levels of analysis and the core branches of linguistics that study them. It will also offer a first introduction to a number of key aspects of language use and the linguistic disciplines dealing with them, as well as present a number of theoretical and methodological approaches one can take in the academic study of a language, and consequently also in English language research.

Topics
  1. sounds: phonetics and phonology
  2. words: morphology and lexicology
  3. meanings: semantics and pragmatics
  4. grammar: syntax
  5. text/discourse: discourse analysis
  6. language acquisition and processing: psycholinguistics
  7. language change: historical linguistics
  8. regional and social variation: sociolinguistics
  9. (literary) style: stylistics
  10. theoretical and methodological approaches
Objectives

This course will offer you a first encounter with the key areas of the field of English linguistics.

Organisation

There will be a two-hour lecture each week and a one-hour interactive remedial tutorial session every other week.

Assessment

Assessment for the course is 100% coursework. This is made up of an exercise portfolio (40%) and a final test (60%).

Texts
Prescribed text

Markus Bieswanger and Anette Becker. 2017. Introduction to English Linguistics. 4th Edition. Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag.

Recommended reading

A list will be provided at the start of the course.


Instructor(s)
Semester
2019-2020 First Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Tuesday , 10:30 am - 12:20 pm , CPD-LG.07
Friday , 11:30 am - 12:20 pm , CPD-3.01
Prerequisite
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.