Units of Study

ENGL2653 - Western Theories of Language

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nick Riemer

Description

An introduction to the history of Western ideas about the structure, origin and use of language, with a particular focus on theories of English grammar and on the main theoretical developments of the 20th century. Students will consider the evolution of grammatical and rhetorical thought with reference both to the inherent constraints on linguistic theorizing, and to the varying ideological currents that have shaped Western ideas on language structure and use from antiquity to the present.

Assessments

1x500wd tutorial notes (10%), 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

Textbooks

A course reader will be available from the University Copy Centre.

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)

Prohibitions

ENGL2053

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL2653

   

Lect

         

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL2653

   

Lect

         

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