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Introducing to Language: Course Outline ENG-504

The method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way moreover system of communication used by a particular country or community called language.

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Course Contents


Nature and origin of Language

Some background concepts

Introduction to Language Studies

Diachronic and synchronic concepts


Sound and sound patterns

Some background concepts

Representation of speech sounds


Internal structure of speech sounds

UNIT 3: 

Word and word format

Content words and function words

Morpheme: the minimal unit of meaning

Inflectional Morpheme

Derivational Morpheme

UNIT 4 : 


Grammar: phrases and sentences

Syntax and Generative grammar

IC analysis

PS grammar

UNIT 5: 

Sentences and pragmatics

Background concepts

Semantics: the study of meaning

Semantic theories

UNIT 6: 

Language and the brain

Structure of brain

UNIT 7: 

Language acquisition

First Language acquisition

Stages and theories of Language acquisition

Learning and acquisition

Effect on Language  learning and teaching

UNIT 8: 

Language, culture and society

Background concepts

Language and culture relationship

Language culture and society

Influence of language on culture