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Module Code: LNG401
Module Title: Linguistics for Language Teachers
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are:

• to introduce students to the core areas of language description and analysis: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis & sociolinguistics;

• to apply these methods of description and analysis to the English Language; to make this knowledge relevant to the language classroom.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:

A. demonstrate sound understanding of the main ways in which the linguistic study of language is carried out,

B. show familiarity with key aspects of language structure,

C. demonstrate an ability to analyse English language at various levels of its structure,

D. show awareness of some of the relationships between the structures of English and the communicative purposes for which they can be used,

E. show awareness of the importance of this knowledge to the language classroom.
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.

Teaching consists of one lecture and one seminar per week. Lectures are used to survey key approaches to linguistic analysis and to demonstrate their application to the English language. Seminars are typically oriented towards analytical tasks as a basis for exploring the issues raised in the lectures.
Topics will include:

• Introduction to the linguistic study of language

• Phonetics (articulatory)

• Phonology

• Morphology

• Syntax

• Semantics

• Pragmatics

• Discourse Analysis &

• Sociolinguistics
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Portfolio: Lesson Plan Design (3) Focusing On Phonetics And Phonology, Morphology, And Syntax 60.00
2 Term Paper 40.00

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