The aim of this introductory course is to provide students with basic knowledge of the field of English linguistics and its sub-disciplines, especially phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Some sessions will be dedicated to the history of English and varieties of the language around the world. The focus in this course is both theoretical and practical. Students are advised to read the preparatory text below in advance. There will be a final exam at the end of the course.
Preparatory reading: Meyer, Paul Georg et al. 2005. Synchronic English Linguistic: An Introduction, 3rd ed. Tübingen: Gunter Narr.
This course is the second part of the introductory exploration of various sub-fields of linguistics. Each session will consist of a lecture part for overview and a tutorial part for more in-depth discussions on the subject. The fields to be covered are History of Linguistics, History of the English Language, Sociolinguistics, Contact Linguistics, Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication, Translation Studies, Written vs. Spoken Language and First Language Acquisition.