Credit Units: 2
Lecturers: Mrs. Deborah, F. (MA, B Ed. English Language), Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org, College of Education & Social Sciences, Department of English Language.
This course guide tells you briefly what the course is about, what course materials you will be using and how to work your way through these materials. It suggests some general guidelines for the amount of time you are likely to spend on each unit of the course.
Learning Outcomes/ Objectives
At the end of the course, the student will be acquainted with:
- Explain the relationships between each core area of linguistic study;
- Discuss trends in general Linguistics, with particular reference to core linguistic areas of linguistic description namely, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics;
- Apply the skills you have learned in explaining the processes of the English language and Nigerian languages;
- Discuss language and other related disciplines like Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Documentary Linguistics, and their application to solve practical problems.
- Levels of Linguistic Study
- Language and Context
- Language and Psychology
- Diachronic and Synchronic Linguistics
Methods of Instruction:
- Discussion groups
- Projects (e.g. teaching practice, seminar presentation)
- Reading of articles from relevant educational journals
Methods of Course Assessment:
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
Individual Works/Tasks 10
Class Tests 10
Class Assignments 10
Final Examination 70
References/ Further Readings:
Davenport, M. and S. Hannahs (1998). Introducing Phonetics and Phonology. London: Arnold.
Donwa-Ifode, S. (1995). Basic Phonetics. Port Harcourt: Sunray Books.
Essien, O. E. (1990). A Grammar of the Ibibio Language. Ibadan, Nigeria: University Press Limited.
Fromkin V.; Rodman R. & Hyams, N. (2003). An Introduction to Language (7th ed.) Boston: Heinle.
Hyman, L. (1975). Phonology: Theory and Analysis.
Ladefoged, P. (1993) A Course in Phonetics. (4th ed.). New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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