Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
Ling 101: Winter 2006 T/Th 3:30-4:45pm, SH 1609 INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Jany (email@example.com) OFFICE: South Hall 3521 OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm, Thursday 2:30-3:30, online by appointment CLASS WEBSITE: http://moodle.id.ucsb.edu/ Synchronic Analysis A. Phonetics/Phonology/Morphophonology (sounds, sound systems, word structure) IPA, phoneme, allophone assimilation, dissimilation vowel harmony epenthesis, metathesis B. Morphology (word structure) morpheme, allomorph inflectional: number, definiteness, tense, aspect, negation derivational: diminutives, agentives, passives, causative C. Syntax (sentence structure) parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, adpositions, determiners) predication, negation, questions grammatical relations, syntactic constituency D. Advanced Syntax (complex sentence structure) simple and complex clauses clause combining Course Grade 1. Homework: 30% 2. Midterm exam: 30% 3. Final exam: 40% Goals of the Course To sharpen analytical skills in various areas of linguistic structure by solving problems (using real data). To discover the kinds of structures found in the world’s languages. To gain a sense of ‘grammatical decription’, that is what a grammar in the linguistic sense, not the pedagocial sense, might look like. To develop a sense of cross-linguistic variation and commonality through exposure to data from as many different languages and language families as possible.
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