Introduction to English Linguistics

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to English Linguistics

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the study of language. We address the
    issues related to human language by going through various aspects of language structure as a system
    of communication. The course specifically aims to give you a reasonable taste of what we can study
    about language ? sound system, word formation, sentence structure, word/sentence meaning, language
    acquisition, etc. It also aims to provide basic tools and techniques used in linguistic analysis so that you will become acquainted with practical English linguistic approaches to the systematic study of language in the field.

    Expected Learning Outcomes:
    1. Students understand basic terminologies, concepts and constructs of linguistics.
    2. Students become familiar with the linguistic analysis of natural language

    Textbooks and Additional Reading Materials:
    1. Language Files (11th ed.): Materials for an introduction to language and linguistics, 2011.
    Mihalicek V. and Wilson, C. (eds.), The Ohio State University Publishing. Required textbook!
    2. Language Myths, 1998. Bauer, L. & Trudgill, P. (eds), London: Penguin Books.
    3. Other readings, videos, and files that will be posted to the course website.

    All students are expected to attend class with prior reading of the chapter or the article assigned for the class. Students will be asked to participate in in-class activities and discussions that cover relevant issues of the topic in the class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.