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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (THE COURSE OUTLINE)

1. SUBJECT: Introduction to Linguistics

2. CREDITS: 2

3. LECTURER : Dr. Amrin Batubara, S.Pd., M.Pd.

4. DEPARTMENT: English Dept.

5. OBJECTIVES:
The course will introduce the student to the basic concepts and ideas of the study of language and its potential application to the teaching of language. The student will learn characteristics of language system symbol, vocal arbitrary conventional, open and productive changing means of communication, varieties of language studies : general components (sound, society, history, application) , manner (descriptive ,prescriptive, comparative)

6. ACTIVITIES:
The class procedures followed will include highlights of chapters and discussions of them in class. To be actively involved, the student should read and summarize the chapters and formulate question. In addition, This course is conducted in the form of lectures, discussions and presentations, and tests.

7. The Schedules and Materials:

Meeting 1: Introduction (The scope of Linguistics)

Meeting 2: Language (an Indtroduction) (Group 1)
a. What is language
b. Linguistics as science
c. The origin of language
d. Some characteristics of language
e. Different types of Language

Meeting 3-4: Phonetics and phonemics (Group 2 and 3)
a. The study of phonemics
b. The organs of speech
c. The production of sound
d. The phonemes
e. The segmental sounds of English
f. The supra segmental sounds of English

Meeting 5-6: Morphemics (Group 4 and 5)
a. What is morphemics
b. Where grammar comes in
c. The characteristics of morphemes
d. The major grammatical morphemes of English

Meeting 7-8: Syntax (Group 6 and 7)
a. Syntactic relations
b. The major syntactic structures of English
c. Transformational Grammar
d. Transformational Grammar rules

Meeting 9: Mid Test

Meeting 10: Semantics (Group 1)
a. Language and meaning
b. Semantic structure
c. The use of symbol
d. Vocabulary and meaning

Meeting 11: Applied linguistics (Group 2)

Meeting 8: Error analysis (Group 3)

Meeting 10: Discourse analysis (Group 4)

Meeting 11: Pragmatics (Group 5)

Meeting 11: Sociolinguistics (Group 6)

Meeting 12: Psycholinguistics (Group 7)

Meeting 13: General Review 1

Meeting 14: General Review 2

Meeting 15: Feedback

Meeting 16: Final Test

8. References:

a.Nasr,T, Raja. 1985. The Essentials of Linguistic Science. Singapore:
Longman Ltd.Limited.(Main course)

b.Lyons, John. 1995. Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.(Suggested)

c.Verhar. 1993. Pengantar Linguistik. Yogyakarta: Gajah Mada University
Press.(Sugegested)

9. The Evaluation System:

A = Assignment scores
Q = Quiz scores
M = Middle test score
F = Final test score

The Final Score = { ( 4 x A+Q ) + ( 2 x M ) + ( 4 x F ) } : 10

The Grade Intervals:
A ≥ 90; AB = 80 - 89; B = 70 - 79
BC = 60 - 69; C = 50 - 59; D = 40 - 49 E≤ 39

NOTES:
- Attendance ≥ 80 % of the total meetings

- All discussion papers and power point slights must be submitted by the end of the third session.

- Papers and power point slights of the presentation, in flash disks or cd rooms, must be submitted by the end of the 13th session.

- The final assignments are collectively bonded together and must be submitted before the final test.

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