Dec 03, 2023
ENGL 249 - Linguistics
PREREQUISITES: ENGL 111 - English Composition
PROGRAM: Liberal Arts
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Summer, 2011
Linguistics is designed to introduce students to the various disciplines which comprise the scientific study of language. These include a survey of applied, comparative, descriptive and historical linguistics. The course will primarily focus on the English language.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various disciplines which comprise linguistics.
- Demonstrate an awareness of child language acquisition.
- Compare the relationship between language and thought (logic).
- Analyze language bias.
- Express an understanding of the historical context of language development.
- Apply an understanding of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).
- Identify major scholars and their contributions to linguistics.
- Research and write about a major linguistics’ concept.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- Grammar Systems
- Child Language acquisition
- Language origin
- Old/Middle English
- Indo-European family of languages
- Early/Modern English
- Formal/Informal Language
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)