Introduction to Linguistics
- Learning Objectives The discipline familiarizes students with the object, aims, and methods of general and special linguistics and prepares them for further in-depth study of language-related issues. The discipline gives an idea of general principles of language evolution, structure, and functioning. The discipline develops the students' knowledge of such issues as the linguistic sign, language structure, correlation of lingual and mental processes, language and speech, the structure of language, types of language units, systems of writing, linguistic diversity, etc. The discipline develops the students' awareness of language functioning in the society, correlation of linguistic and extralinguistic (historical, cultural, etc.) factors.
- Apply their knowledge to the description of languages.
- Analyze language units and their speech realizations, see their common and specific properties.
- Discuss the correlation of language and speech, language and mentality, language and culture.
- Describe phonemes ans theirs speech realisations, classify phonemes of a language, describe accent and intonation patterns of a language.
- Discuss the types of morphemes, their speech realizations, the properties of word as the main language unit, types of word groupings, types of semantic change.
- Discuss grammatical categories, forms, and meaning; single out properties of morphemes, word groups, and sentences as well as particularities of their functioning.
- Discuss particularities of writing systems, graphics and orthography of different languages
- Discuss the genealogical and typological classification of languages.
- Discuss particularities of language functioning in the society, types of linguistic situations, social typology of languages.
- Fundamentals of Linguistics
- Fundamentals of Phonetics and Phonology
- Fundamentals of Morphemics and Word Formation. Fundamentals of Semaciology and Lexicology.
- Fundamentals of grammar (morphology and syntax)
- Writing System
- Language typology
- Language and Society
- In-class assignmentThis element implies the discussion of 1) the issues suggested by the teacher and prepared by the students in advance in accordance with the seminar assignment; 2) new topics. The teacher involves into the discussion as many students as possible, selecting for the answer those volunteering to speak and those abstaining from active participation.
- ActivityThe teacher takes into consideration the students' in-class activity while discussing new or prepared topics.
- TestTests comprise a number of theoretical issues and practical tasks. The teacher varies the number of tasks and issues and their content.
- Written assignmentWritten assignments imply 1) reading and takung notes of supplementary sources suggested by the teacher; 2) analysis of a text in accordance with the scheme suggested by the teacher.
- ExamThe examination card includes 2 theoretical issues, 40% each, and a practical task, 20%.
- 2022/2023 2nd module0.1 * Written assignment + 0.1 * Test + 0.1 * In-class assignment + 0.05 * Activity + 0.3 * Exam
- Linguistics : an introduction, McGregor, W. B., 2010
- Rowe, B. M., & Levine, D. P. (2018). A Concise Introduction to Linguistics (Vol. Fifth edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1775794
- Jae Jung Song. (2018). Linguistic Typology. OUP Oxford.