|Course Code :||1002FLWTLA|
|Study domain:||Linguistics and Proficiency|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||168|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Tutor(s)||Walter De Mulder|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :A passive knowledge of :
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
General notion of the basic concepts of:
Knowledge of basic grammatical notions, corresponding to what students have learned at an average Flemish secondary school
Specific prerequisites for this course:
None, except knowledge of basic grammatical notions, corresponding to what students have learned at an average Flemish secondary school.
2. Learning outcomes
- gain insight into the aims and methods of linguistics;
- acquire knowledge of the basic notions of the different subfields of linguistics;
- get an overview of the different subfields of linguistics and their mutual relationships;
- gain insight into the relation of linguistics to other sciences;
- acquire basic understanding of the history of linguistics.
3. Course contents
This course provides a general introduction to linguistics. The introduction offers a definition of general linguistics and tackles general issues such as "The essential properties of human language", "Language families", "Language universals" and "Linguistic relativity".
The course then presents an overview of the
core areas of linguistics and their basic concepts:
1) Phonetics and phonology (sounds and sound structure);
2) Morphology (the structure of words);
3) Lexical semantics (the meanings of words and their components);
4) Syntax (constructions and sentence structure);
5) Semantics and pragmatics (the interpretations and uses of sentences and utterances).
Each chapter contains short presentations of relevant parts of the history of linguistics.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Lectures
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments:IndividuallyAssignments:In group
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationClosed bookOpen-question
6. Study material
De Mulder, Walter (2012). Algemene Taalkunde.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Information about recommended readings will be provided during lectures. Students can also find a list of references in De Mulder (2012).
7. Contact information
Walter De Mulder, Rodestraat R 110
phone number: 03/265.45.60.
(+)last update: 25/09/2012 14:29 walter.demulder