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English Language and Linguistics: Introduction

Code: 68003
ECTS: 2.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Matea Kovač
Lecturers: dr. sc. Ana Sarić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Definition of human language (as opposed to animal communication) and its basic features. Theories concerning the origins of language.Classification of linguistics: branches, disciplines, trends. Traditional and contemporary linguistics. Functions of language. Structural and generative linguistics. Phonetics and phonology of the English language. Morphology: concept and definition of morpheme, types of morphemes, allomorphs. Word formation processes: affixation, derivation, coinage, compounding, blending,
back-formation, conversion. Semantics: semantic features, semantic fields, synonymy and antonymy,
polysemy, homonymy, metonymy. Semantic features of fixed idioms and idiomatic expressions. Word play. Sociolinguistics: accent, dialect, idiolect, sociolect. Style, register, jargon. Psycholinguistics: language and mind. The processes of language acquisition.
Learning outcomes:
  1. define basic linguistic terminology;
  2. apply the acquired knowledge in the grammatical analysis and interpretation of
    contemporary texts;
  3. specify and define basic syntactic terms;
  4. define basic concepts of linguistic disciplines (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc.)
  1. , Yule, G. (1996.). The Study of Language, Second edition, Cambdrige: Cambdridge University Press. (odabrana poglavlja)
    Widdowson, H. G. (1996.) Linguistics, Oxford: Oxford University Press., , , .
Optional literature:
  1. , Finch, G. (2000.). Linguistics Terms and Concepts, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave., , , .
5. semester
MODUL 1: Rano učenje stranoga jezika (5. semestar) - Regular studij - Teacher Education
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