1 ENGL 107: Survey of English Linguistics
Instructor: Kent Lee
Term: Fall 2017
Time: Tue/Thu 1st or 2nd period?
Office hours: by appointment
1.1.1 Course description
This is a first-year level introductory course to linguistics, which provides a general overview of the field. Students will learn basics concepts of human language and linguistics, and will explore how the English language is structured and used. This course aims to prepare students for university linguistic courses, improving their language learning skills (e.g., English as a second language), and developing an interest it English linguistics.
1.1.2 Course objectives
By the end of the semester, students will
- Understand basic linguistic terminology;
- Understand basic concepts of how human language works;
- Understand basic structural aspects of English;
- Gain study skills needed for the study of English and other languages.
1.1.3 Textbook and materials
This might be used as the textbook.
- Sakel, J. (2015). Study skills for linguistics. New York: Routledge.
- Possible recommended books
- Crystal, D. (2002). The English language (2 nd ed.). London: Penguin.
- Crystal, D. (2003). English as a global language (2 nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Meyer, C. (2009). Introducing English linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Yule, G. (2014). The study of language. (5 th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1.2 Tentative schedule
|1||Course introduction to course; English; world Englishes|
|2||World Englishes; Ch 10: Assessment|
|3||Ch. 1: Introduction|
|4||Ch. 2: What is language?|
|6||Ch. 3: Sounds; Spelling|
|7||Ch. 4: Word Classes|
|9||Ch. 5: The grammar or words|
|10||Ch. 6: Clauses and sentences|
|11||Ch. 6: Clauses and sentences; Ch. 7: Meaning and discourse|
|12||Ch 7: Meaning and discourse; Pragmatics|
|13||Ch. 8: Understanding approaches to language|
|14||Ch. 9: Research methods|
|15||Ch. 11: How to find out more about language|