INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
English Language and Literature PhD
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|Mirna Begagić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Mirna Begagić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|The aims of this course are:
• Students will possess knowledge of diachronic and synchronic approaches in theoretical linguistics.
• Students will have advanced-level proficiency in a foreign language.
• Students will develop competence in the evaluation and continuance of research in theoretical linguistics.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to use empirical methods for cross-cultural comparative research
- Introduction to the course: syllabus, books, course objectives and contents, Ss’ responsibilities
- Phonetics: phonetic symbols and transcription, units of representation, the sound producing system, consonant articulation, vowels, consonant articulation Phonology: minimal pairs, complementary distribution, phonemes and allophones; syllable
- Language: Linguistic knowledge; Grammar; Language Universals; Animal language; The origin of language; Language and thought; Human language
- Morphology: words and word structure, morphemes, allomorphs, affixation, cliticization, internal change; derivation, derivational affixes, complex derivation, compounding
- Animal Communication: The bees; The birds; Monkeys; Design features
- Brain & Language: The localization of language in the brain; Aphasia; Brain imaging technology; Brain Plasticity and Lateralization in Early life, Split Brains; Brain organization
- Syntax: categories and structure; phrase structure, specifiers and complements, the structure of sentences
- Course review
- Mid/term exam
- The Classification of Languages: Dialect and language; Types of classification
- Language & Society: Dialects; Language in Contact
- ) First language acquisition: The study of lang. acquisition; phonological development; vocabulary development; Morphological development; Syntactic development
- ) Language acquisition: Mechanisms of language acquisition; Stages in language acquisition; Knowing more than one language
- Psycholinguistics: Methods of psycholinguistic research; Brain Activity; Language corpora and databases; Language processing and linguistics
- Course review
- • deeper knowledge of theoretical linguistics through the study of core subjects
- • broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses
- • a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research,
- • the ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research,
- • skills in communicating scientific content at a high level.
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