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LT1101 - Amazing Things about Language

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2016/17, Semester B 2016/17
Semester A 2017/18 (Tentative), Semester B 2017/18 (Tentative)

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

The aim of this course is to introduce to the students the various ways in which language manifests itself.  Some particular languages of the world are brought in to illustrate the intricacy of natural language. Also discussed is how language is related to certain aspects of human cognition and biology, culture and society, as well as communication between different cultures and societies. Students will be exposed to the various ways in which texts are generated from language and how language effects communications between interlocutors and across cultures.


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

Continuous Assessment: 80%
Examination: 20%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
 
Detailed Course Information

LT1101.pdf

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