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ET118 - Linguistics: Understanding Language

  • Module code: ET118
  • Module name: Linguistics: Understanding Language
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to introduce students to the study of formal linguistics and its main branches; familiarise them with the analysis of language, including its sounds (phonetics and phonology), structures (morphology and syntax) and meaning (semantics and pragmatics); introduce students to similarities and differences among languages; enable students to carry out some practical analysis of real language data.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the student should be able to describe the sounds, sound patterns, syntax, morphology and meaning of languages; describe and discuss similarities and differences among languages; apply their knowledge of linguistics to carry out practical analysis of language data.

Timetabled teaching activities

lectures (2 hours a week) and seminars (1 hour a week)

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ba/modules/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: ET118-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with French (with Year Abroad) (Q2R1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with German (with Year Abroad) (Q2R2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Italian (with Year Abroad) (Q2R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Spanish (with Year Abroad) (Q2R4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Portuguese (with Year Abroad) (Q2R5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Russian (with Year Abroad) (Q2R7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Chinese (with Year Abroad) (Q2T1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Japanese (with Year Abroad) (Q2T2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Arabic (with Year Abroad) (Q2T6) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French Studies and Linguistics (R1Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Linguistics (R1Q2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German Studies and Linguistics (R2Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German Studies with Linguistics (R2Q2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian Studies and Linguistics (R3Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian Studies with Linguistics (R3Q2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies with Linguistics (R4Q2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages and Linguistics (R9Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages with Linguistics (R9Q2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies and Linguistics (R4Q1) - Year 1
Optional

N/A