rhet450 | undergraduate

Advanced Linguistics

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This course offers an overview of advanced topics in linguistics. Topics may include semantics and pragmatics.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Semantics and Pragmatics

    • Name and define three maxims of the cooperation principle.
    • Detect a speech act and utterance.
    • Describe idiolect and generate a definition of lexicon.
    • Recognize what constitutes a discourse.

    Morphological Typology and Word Formation

    • Interpret the functions of word formation.
    • Explain the structure of words and their meanings.
    • Interpret the meaning of idiomatic expressions.
    • Identify morphological differences between languages.

    Phonetics: Describing Sounds

    • Formulate an explanation of the speech signal.
    • Discuss the process of hearing and understanding language.
    • Recognize the different speech sounds.
    • Analyze sound systems and the phonological processes.

    Languages and Communities

    • Exemplify differences and similarities between languages.
    • Restate what is language.
    • Discuss how languages change through time.
    • Analyze language variation and social meaning, and determine how language and linguistics play a role in human dispersal theories.

    Language and the Language Faculty

    • Identify the universal properties of language.
    • Recognize the different kinds of grammar.
    • Formulate a description of language comprehension.
    • Exemplify language acquisition.
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