Linguistics 2 offers young linguists an opportunity to delve further into a variety of topics introduced in Ling 1, along with a few new areas of study and application of linguistic principles to new languages. As in Ling 1, there is a balance between modules investigating the structure of language and others that describe how language is used.
There are five class meetings per week: three lectures and two tutorials. Some modules are taught in a combined class consisting of English Linguistics 2 and 3 students, while other modules are specific to Linguistics 2. Please see the main timetable for times and venues.
The modules to be taught in 2020 are listed below:
Lecturer: Mark de Vos
This module builds on the Language Structures module in first year, and explores the following topics:
Lecturer: Ron Simango
The goal of this module is to develop further the students’ knowledge of some key concepts in formal linguistics and to provide students with an opportunity to explore the links between the core subfields of linguistics – phonology, morphology, and syntax – as reflected in African languages.
This module will cover the following topics:
Lecturer: Kelly Kilian
This module covers some of the following topics:
This module teaches a deeper investigation of the grammatical aspects of the Systemic Functional model of language, introduced in first year. In particular it includes:
This module will be an opportunity for students to make connections between linguistic knowledge and insights gained through serving in the Makhanda community at a local school.
This module aims to:
For more information about Linguistics 2, please contact Mbali Jiyane.
Last Modified: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:18:48 SAST