SEL8644 : Topics in Language Structure: Finnish
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Anders Holmberg
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
1. To familiarize students with the grammatical properties as well as some of the history and social context of a language other than English;
2. to apply methods of syntactic, morphological and phonological analysis to the study of a particular language;
3. to explore in more detail the theoretical issues raised by phenomena in a particular language, in order to determine their bearing on general linguistic theory.
Outline Of Syllabus
Week 1. Introduction to the language that is the topic for the current year, its culture and some historical background. Introduction to the literature and other sources.
Weeks 2-12 Study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon and sociolinguistics of the language, and the implications of its properties for general linguistic theory.
The language chosen for 2019-2020 is Finnish.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||80:00||80:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||84:00||84:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|SEL3026||The Structure of a Language|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will focus on the knowledge-based component of the module and provide guidance on the final assessment; small group teaching will focus on using knowledge of the language to develop skills in analysis.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||20||In-class test of skills in analysing basic data in the language|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||20||In-class test of skills in analysing more complex data in the language|
|Essay||2||A||60||3000 words. Independent analysis of a selected group of phenomena in the language|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The mid-term problem-solving exercises will assess knowledge and skill in the analysis of language data. The final essay will assess the students' ability to carry out independent work on the analysis of data in the language.