The module is a course in descriptive linguistics. It will develop understanding of grammatical properties of a language unfamiliar to the students, and develop techniques for inquiring into its structure. It provides an opportunity to apply principles of phonological, morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic analysis to a particular language, and opportunity for systematic, detailed comparison of the grammar of English with that of another language.
Modern Hebrew will be offered in 2017-18.
The aims of this module are:
At the end of this module, students will typically:
Students must have successfully completed:
This module is open only for non-native speakers of Modern Hebrew due to the nature of the module content.
Two hours per week. Lectures and seminars will be spread over the Spring and Summer terms.
The module will provide a linguistic overview of the language. It will cover the following topics:
Optionally, as appropriate:
Note that the module is not intended as an introductory language course, and students on this module will not learn how to speak or write the language being investigated.
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
In addition, this module will allow you to particularly develop skills in the application of data analysis skills. This module provides you with an opportunity to learn how to integrate prior knowledge and skills, to solve new problems and tackle new questions by applying your all-round skills of linguistic analysis (learned in core modules in linguistics) to a new language whose structures will be largely unfamiliar to you.
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About this module
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Structure of a language: Modern Hebrew
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