BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics with Foundation.
Language and linguistics. Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. Superficially, there’s huge variation among the world’s languages, and linguists not only describe the diverse characteristics of individual languages but also explore properties which all languages share and which offer insight into the human mind.
Phonetics and Phonology provides you with the opportunity to acquire practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in the description and classification of speech sounds. Using English as its focus, the module begins with the study of articulatory phonetics, focusing on segmental and suprasegmental features of accent. You will then use this knowledge as a foundation to begin the study of.
The course will then move from phonetics (the study of speech sounds) to phonology (the study of the sound systems in language), focusing on phonotactics and other phonological rules of English. At the end of the term, basic prosodic concepts such as stress, rhythm, intonation and phrasing will be discussed. The main focus of the module will be on the standard variety of English spoken in the.
Phonetics: the study of the production of speech sounds by humans; Phonology: the study of how sounds are organized and used; Pragmatics: the study of meaning in context; Psycholinguistics: the study of the relation between language and cognition; Semantics: the study of meaning; Sociolinguistics: the study of language in relation to social phenomena (e.g. class, gender, regional, and ethnic.
Candidates will study the structure of Catalan as spoken and written in the present day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardization, and language policy.
Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, stylistics, and semiotics are sub-fields of structure-focused linguistics. Stylistics is the interpretation of texts for linguistic aspects. For example, stylistic analysis might study description of dialects in a speech community. Stylistics vocabulary includes dialogue, rhetoric, diction, stress, satire, and.
In this second-year module, you will increase your general and specialised vocabulary in German through translation into English and German, essay-writing in German, spoken and listening comprehension, and work on business-related materials. In pursuit of these aims, you will learn to identify and rectify grammatical problems, and gain increased sensitivity towards language in general, and an.