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Emily Curtis
TCSIG 480
Tacoma Campus

Linguistics Method and Theory

Examines major linguistics theories in phonology, syntax and semantics, linguistics analysis and argumentation.

Class description

In this course, we will explore the bits and pieces that make up language -- sounds and how they are made, units of meaning, sentence structures -- and how they fit together to comprise a language and transmit meaning. We will do some hands-on analysis of language data from a variety of languages at each of the various levels (sounds, words, sentences) and from a sociological standpoint.

Student learning goals

gain an understanding of what a language consists of

understand the complexity of Language (all languages, Language as a function or an object)

explore what all languages have in common

learn basic language analysis skills

become more aware

General method of instruction

lecture & classroom discussion as well as in-class and homework assignments

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

please see course syllabus

please see course syllabus


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Emily Curtis
Date: 06/18/2009