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Module Code: ENG103
Module Title: Introduction to Linguistics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A

• to introduce students to fundamental methods in which language can be described and analysed;

• to apply the above methods to the English language, examining the structures of English with particular reference to its vocabulary, grammar and use;

• to place language in a social, cultural and historical context with the focus on function and situated meaning;

• to equip the students with a broad understanding of linguistic topics and the related career options.

Learning outcomes 
A. understand basic linguistic ways to examine language structure and language use

B. identify the key aspects of word classes, word structure and lexical semantics and have an initial understanding of the origin of words in English;

C. analyse English sentences in terms of their phrase structure and clause structure;

D. determine the relationships between form, meaning and function of language in use;

E. construct context-appropriate utterances and texts in English;

F. reflect on the interaction between language use and cognition;

G. have a broad understanding of linguistic topics and the related career options.

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and seminars.


• The origins and history of language

• Word classes

• Semantic relations

• Noun phrases

• Verb phrases

• Adjective, adverb and prepositional phrases

• Clause structure

• Form, meaning and function

• Language and society

• Language and culture

• Language and regional variety

• Language and the mind

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28     14      108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 One Multi-Question Written Examination 60.00
2 Online Discussion 10.00
3 Project 10.00
4 Poster 10.00
5 Quiz 10.00

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