SEL3026 : The Structure of a Language
- 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 familiarise student with the grammatical properties as well as some of the history and social context of a language other than English.
2. To apply the knowledge of syntax, morphology, phonology and sociolinguistics acquired in the theoretical modules to the study of one particular language.
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.
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
|SEL8644||Topics in Language Structure: Finnish|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures: to give background knowledge of facts about the language, methods of analysis, and theoretical issues in analysis; providing guidelines and examples for the final essay
Seminars: to practice linguistic 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||2500 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.