esl505 | Graduate
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The Nature of Human Language
- Analyze how the human brain processes language.
- Examine linguistic knowledge and performance.
- Define grammar and language universals.
Grammatical and Pragmatic Aspects of Language
- Define the term morpheme and the rules of word formation.
- Explain the use of morphemes to create meaningful words.
- Analyze sentence structures and phrase meanings.
- Compare and contrast the use of pragmatics in a variety of social contexts.
- Examine the properties of semantics.
Sentence Patterns and Language Structure Rules
- Compare and contrast the meaning of grammatical versus ungrammatical .
- Identify phrase structure rules.
- Analyze the relatedness of sentences.
- Examine sentence structures.
Phonetics and Phonology
- Identify speech sounds and alphabetic principles.
- Analyze articulatory phonetics of consonant formation.
- Describe articulation of vowel production.
- Identify a variety of suprasegmental features.
- Examine rules of phonology, pronunciation of morphemes, and phonemes.
- Examine theories and development of bilingualism.
- Analyze how children learn language and construct grammar.
- Identify the process of language acquisition.
- Compare and contrast first- and second-language acquisition.
- Distinguish animal language from human language acquisition.
Language and Society
- Identify the role of dialects in society.
- Examine dialects commonly used in the Unites States.
- Explore various aspects of pidgins, styles, slang, and taboos.
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