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Ders Tanımı

Ders Kodu Yarıyıl T+U Saat Kredi AKTS
LINGUISTICS I ELT 203 3 2 + 0 2 3
Ön Koşul Dersleri

None

Önerilen Seçmeli Dersler

None

Dersin Dili İngilizce
Dersin Seviyesi Lisans
Dersin Türü ZORUNLU
Dersin Koordinatörü Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Dersi Verenler Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Dersin Yardımcıları

Res. Asst. Ali İlya

Res. Asst. Merve Yıldız

Dersin Kategorisi
Dersin Amacı

The general aim of this course, Linguistics I, is to introduce the nature of language to the future foreign language teachers and help them have a general understanding of what language actually is.

 

With respect to the specific aims, there are several aims of this course: (1) First of all, the present course aims to familiarize them with the biological bases of language and language development in human beings and other species (e.g., animals) by presenting a thorough discussion of the differences between animal communication and human languages. (2) Secondly, this course aims to introduce the definition, content, usage and research areas of language as well as fundamental linguistic concepts.  (3) Another aim of this course is to acquaint the future foreign language teachers with the sounds of English language covered in the IPA chart (International Phonetic Alphabet) and their characteristics  (e.g. voiced and voiceless sounds, place of articulation, consonant sounds, manner of articulation, vowels, etc.), and the sound patterns of language (e.g. phonology, phonemes, phonemes and allophones, minimal pairs, phonotactics, syllables, coarticulation effects, etc.). (4) Fourthly, this course aims to familiarize future foreign language teachers with the traditional subfields (i.e., sub-branches) of linguistics including Phonetics (the study of the production, acoustics and hearing of speech sounds), Phonology (the patterning of sounds), Morphology (the structure of words), Syntax  (the structure of sentences), and Semantics (the study of meaning), and their use in foreign language teaching. The combination of theory and practice will be stimulated through extensive analysis and investigation of linguistic data, which would also help the students develop their critical thinking skills.

Dersin İçeriği

The course Linguistics is offered in two semesters: Linguistics I and Linguistics II, which are offered in Fall and Spring semesters successively. The present course, Linguistics I, is a preliminary course for the introduction of the field of linguistics, in which several important selected topics are covered.


The core of this course includes the origins of language, as well as the general laws and principles that govern the structure of languages with a specific focus on the English language. What language is, and the properties and functions of language are among the content covered in this course. What communication refers to, and the communication of other species (e.g. animals) are also covered in this course. Furthermore, the similarities and differences between animal communication and human languages are included and discussed in detail. The biological bases of language and human language development are also covered in depth. The definition, content, usage and research areas of language as well as fundamental linguistic concepts are among the other points to be emphasized throughout the course. Most importantly, the traditional subfields (i.e., sub-branches) of linguistics and their use in foreign language teaching are covered in this course: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics. The course also includes the coverage of IPA chart (International Phonetic Alphabet) by an extensive practice with the transcription of sounds. All in all, all of these content are covered in the coursework of Linguistics I, and the students receive a solid foundation for the field of Linguistics.

Dersin Öğrenme Çıktıları Öğretim Yöntemleri Ölçme Yöntemleri
1 - are acquainted with the important linguistic and technical terms, and crucial linguistic concepts within the scope of the field of Linguistics, and explain and use them appropriately where and when necessary. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
2 - learn and explain the physiological and biological basis of the language. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 12 - A - C -
3 - learn the underlying universal principles and mechanisms of communication (i.e., learn the science behind how we communicate). 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
4 - explain the differences between animal and human language. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 9 - 12 - A - C -
5 - explain the properties of human language. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 12 - A - C -
6 - have a firm knowledge of the subfields of traditional Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 14 - A - C - F -
7 - learn and describe the basic patterns and rules of Phonetics (articulatory, acoustic, and auditory phonetics) by learning the speech sounds of a language as well as their properties 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C - F -
8 - know the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) chart and are able to make phonetic transcription by working with (and analyzing) linguistic data. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
9 - learn and describe the systems and patterns of speech sounds in English language (Phonology) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
10 - learn and describe the basic patterns and rules of word formation in English language 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
11 - learn and describe the basic patterns and rules of English language associated with the structure of words (Morphology) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
12 - learn and describe the basic patterns and rules of grammar, learn descriptive and prescriptive grammar, and identify the parts of speech used in a sentence 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
13 - define and explain the concepts and principles of Syntax, and examine the features of various linguistic data using syntactic analysis criteria through tree diagrams. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
14 - define and explain the concepts and principles of Semantics, with a specific focus on what it means to know a word and how words are semantically related. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
Öğretim Yöntemleri: 1:Lecture 2:Question-Answer 3:Discussion 4:Drilland Practice 9:Simulation 12:Case Study 8:Group Study 14:Self Study
Ölçme Yöntemleri: A:Testing C:Homework F:Performance Task

Ders Akışı

Hafta Konular ÖnHazırlık
1 Introduction to the course
3 Animals and human language (Communication, properties of human language, talking to animals, chimpanzees and language, using language) Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 2: Animals and human language)
4 The sounds of language (Phonetics, voiced and voiceless sounds, place of articulation, charting consonant sounds, manner of articulation, vowels) Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 3: The sounds of language)
5 The sound patterns of language (Phonology, phonemes, phonemes and allophones, minimal pairs, phonotactics, syllables, coarticulation effects) Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 4: The sound patterns of language)
6 Word formation Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 5: Word formation)
7 Morphology Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 6: Morphology)
9 Grammar Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 7: Grammar)
8 Midterm exams
10 Syntax Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 8: Syntax)
11 Syntax (contd.) Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 8: Syntax) (contd.)
12 Semantics Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 9: Semantics)
13 Semantics (contd.) Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 9: Semantics) (contd.)
2 The origins of language Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (Chapter 1: The origins of language)
14 Revision

Kaynaklar

Ders Notu

Akmajian, A. & R.A. Demers, A.K. Farmer, R.M. Harnish. (1997). An Introduction to Language and Communication. USA: The MIT Press.

Benham, B. (1996). Studying Linguistics: A workbook. AEIN Publication.

Chomsky, N. (2002). Syntactic structures (2nd Ed.). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Crystal, D. (2005). How language works. London: Penguin Books Ltd.

Crystal, D. (2011). A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (6th Ed.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Finch, G. (2000). Linguistic terms and concepts. New York: Palgrave.

Hudson, G. 2000. Essential Introductory Linguistics. UK: Blackwell.

McManis, C.D., Stollenwerk, Z., & Zheng-Sheng. (1987). Language Files. USA: Advocate Publishing Group.

Meyer, C. F. (2009). Introducing English Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pinker, S. (2007). The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language. New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics.

Radford, A., Atkinson, M., Britain, D., Clahsen, H., & Spencer, A.  (2009). Linguistics: an introduction (2nd Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Romaine, S. (2000). Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tercanlıoğlu, L. (1999). Linguistics for TEFL students. Erzurum: Atatürk Üniversitesi Yayınları.

Todd, L. (1987). An Introduction to Linguistics. Singapore: Longman.

Trask, R.L. (1999). Language: The Basics (2nd Ed.). GB: Routledge.

 
Ders Kaynakları

Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. (2011). An introduction to language (9th Ed.). Canada: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

Yule, G. (2010). The study of language (4. basım). GB: Cambridge University Press.

 

Döküman Paylaşımı


Dersin Program Çıktılarına Katkısı

No Program Öğrenme Çıktıları KatkıDüzeyi
1 2 3 4 5

Değerlendirme Sistemi

YARIYIL İÇİ ÇALIŞMALARI SIRA KATKI YÜZDESİ
AraSinav 1 40
KisaSinav 1 20
Odev 1 20
PerformansGoreviUygulama 1 20
Toplam 100
Yıliçinin Başarıya Oranı 50
Finalin Başarıya Oranı 50
Toplam 100

AKTS - İş Yükü

Etkinlik Sayısı Süresi(Saat) Toplam İş yükü(Saat)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 1 5 5
Performance Task (Application) 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Toplam İş Yükü 75
Toplam İş Yükü /25(s) 3
Dersin AKTS Kredisi 3
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