LING1004 Language structure for language learning

Prof. Stephen Matthews and Mr. John Guest

First-year Course (4-year curriculum)/Junior course (3-year curriculum). Sem 2, 6 credits
Venue: CPD-LG.07, Wednesday, 10:30-12:20


Course Description

Learning a foreign language can be daunting: teaching a foreign language to bewildered students can be frustrating. This course is for the learner and teacher alike; we will look at general properties of how language is structured – both generically and through specific examples – starting with the sounds that make up languages and moving to how those sounds form words, how those words form sentences, and how those sentences are interpreted to have both specific and contextual meanings.


100% coursework.

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