ERIC Number: ED238289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Language. Linguistics 101.
The syllabus of an introductory course in linguistics intended as a foundation for studies in bilingual/bicultural education, Alaskan native languages, and anthropology is presented. The course was designed for a program for teachers of Yupik as a second language. The course objectives are to introduce students to the internal structure of language and the relationship between language and culture. Analyses of English, Yupik, and some other languages are included. The course consists of six units of readings and assignments: (1) introduction to language (linguistics and related disciplines, communication); (2) language, culture, and change (including dialects); (3) introduction to phonemes and phonetics (including the international phonetic alphabet); (4) articulatory phonetics (articulation, contoids, vocoids, stress, pitch, intonation); (5) introduction to morphemes and morphology (including some semantics); and (6) language analysis. Each unit has questions and/or activity assignments in addition to readings, and the final examination is included in the course materials for student preview. Illustrations and a glossary are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kuskokwim Community Coll., Bethel, AK.
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