Units of Study

LNGS1001 - Structure of Language

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: William Foley
Phone: +61 2 9351 4569
Email: william.foley@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit is a comparative look at the general structure of human language. It looks at the sounds of human language: how the speech organs make them and their variety, in particular, a detailed description of English consonants and vowels and how to transcribe them. It investigates what is a possible word in English and other languages. It looks at the way speakers put words together to form sentences and how and why is English different from Japanese or even Irish.

Assessments

10x150wd short problem based assignments (30%), 1x1hr 1000wd equivalent mid-term exam (20%), 1x2hr 2000wd equivalent final exam (50%)

Classes

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

Prohibitions

LNGS1004, LNGS1005

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

LNGS1001

   

Lect

         

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

LNGS1001

   

Lect

         

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