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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

LING2099 Research Methods in Linguistics Prerequisite: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course is intended to provide students of Linguistics with the skills necessary to achieve the required standard for research papers in this discipline.

LING2101 Language Acquisition Prerequisite: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course explores the research on the processes by which children acquire their first languages naturally. It also deals with second language acquisition and the theories of second language learning.

LING2102 Language Learning and Teaching Prerequisite: LING2101 This course explores approaches to and the sociolinguistic context of the learning and teaching English and foreign languages in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

LING2301 The Sociology of Language Prerequisite: LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course covers a range of types of language situations, for example, bilingual, multilingual, diglossic, Creole continuum etc. It also looks at the range of functions that particular languages can perform in a speech community, for example, official, standard, private, public, etc. The course is supported by references to case studies from language situations around the world.

LING2302 Sociolinguistics Prerequisite: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course defines and examines fundamental sociolinguistic premises necessary for a non-biased look at the cognitive and social functions of language varieties, the correlation of linguistic and non-linguistic factors, socio-linguistics in the West Indian context and the notion of communicative competence.

these basic structural elements can be analysed and described and sensitises students to the varied relationships between structure and meaning that exist in the English language.

LING2501 Language, Gender and Society This course introduces students to gender differentiation in language and language use and provides insights into the problems of interaction between the sexes.

LING2801 Phonology Prerequisites: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course is aimed at providing students with the fundamentals in both the theory and practice of phonology. Students will build on the phonetic knowledge and skills acquired in LING1001. They will acquire the skills for analysing phonological data and for further studies in the field of phonology.

LING2802 Syntax Prerequisites: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course not only builds on the syntactic knowledge and skills acquired in LING1002, but is also aimed at providing students with the structural foundations of generative syntax.

LING2899 French Lexicon Creole Prerequisites: LING1001, LING1002 (or LING1401 and LING1402) The course is designed both as a foreign language course and as one in structure of the language. Students will be trained in oral and written expression and comprehension as well as being instructed in the structure of the language. Problems of orthography, standardization and instrumentalisation will also be discussed.

Level III

LING2402 English Language Structure Prerequisites: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1003 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course is designed to identify the basic structural elements operating in the language system called English; it introduces students to a generalized theoretical framework within which

LING3005 Study of Caribbean Words Prerequisites: LING2004 (and some knowledge of either French or Spanish). This course is designed to introduce the study of the morphosemantics and morphosyntax of a selection of Caribbean English words and phrases according to chosen topics, but will also engage in a comparative analysis of words in other

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