ELT105 Introduction to Linguistics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ELT105 Introduction to Linguistics 2 1 6 Tuesday 11:00-12:50; Thursday 10:00-10:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Almasa Mulalic Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail amulalic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course explores basic linguistic concepts. The course deals with a variety of topics such as language origins, the language-brain relationship, sound, word, sentence and meaning. The goal of the course is to develop a fundamental knowledge that can facilitate the student’s progress in theoretical and applied linguistics.
Textbook Victoria, F., Robert, R., Ninh, H. (2011). An Introduction to Language. Wadsworth.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. describe the fundamental assumptions about language;
  2. define fundamental linguistic terms and concepts;
  3. explain the relationship between various linguistic approaches and English language teaching methodology;
  4. explore a linguistic issue using an appropriate research method;
  5. describe the origin, nature and development of the English language.
Teaching Methods Lectures, class discussions, in-class activities, take-home assignments, and presentations.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction/Brain and Communication pp.3-35
Week 2 Grammatical Aspects of Language/Morphology pp. 36-76
Week 3 The Sentence Patterns of Language/Syntax pp. 77-138
Week 4 The Meaning of Language pp. 139-189
Week 5 The Sounds of Language/Phonetics/Phonology/Quiz pp. 226-283
Week 6 The Biology and Psychology of Language/What is Language pp. 283-323
Week 7 Revission/Quiz 2
Week 8 Language Acquisition/MIDTERM EXAM pp. 324-354
Week 9 Language Processing: Human and Computers pp. 355-420
Week 10 Language and Society pp.430-480
Week 11 Language Change/Quiz 3 pp. 480-500
Week 12 Writing/English Orthography pp. 540-600
Week 13 History of English Barry, Ch.6
Week 14 Student Research Presentations
Week 15 Student Research Presentations
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 1,2,3
Presentation 1 10 4
Assignments 2 20 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Midterm Exam Study 5 7 35
Assignments 10 2 20 Final Exam Study 5 8 40
Presentation 10 1 10
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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