LT5430 - Special Topics in Linguistics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

To explore the theoretical foundations of one or more dominant schools of thought in the study of language, with reference to their methodological assumptions and achievements as manifested in investigations of the core areas of phonetic, phonology, syntax and semantics. Emphasis will be placed on modern linguistic theories, which may include major paradigms such as Saussurean theory, Prague School Linguistics, American Structuralism, Generative Grammar, and Functional Linguistics. When needed, the course may also cover the Pedagogical Grammar of English.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Assignments: 100%
(a) 1st assignment (25%)
(i) analytic questions
(b) 2nd assignment (25%)
(i) analytic questions
(c) 3rd assignment (50%)
(i) analytic questions (25%)
(ii) one 2000-word essay (25%)
Detailed Course Information


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