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Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Jennifer Thorburn

Période de validité: 2018 ->

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2020/2021 : Mardi 15:15-16:00 (Hebdomadaire, Automne) Anthropole/1031 EN LIGNE   Jennifer Thorburn
2020/2021 : Mardi 15:15-16:00 (Hebdomadaire, Printemps) Anthropole/1031     Jennifer Thorburn

Cours

Annuel
1 heures par semaine
28 heures par année
Hebdomadaire
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 3.00

Objectif

This course provides a general introduction to English linguistics, introducing students to the essential elements of linguistic analysis and some of their applications.

In the autumn semester, we will start our exploration of the English language by discussing the nature of language and linguistics. From there, we will begin to analyse the structure of the English language. We will start with the smallest component of language: speech sounds (phonetics and phonology). From there, we will move on to the internal structure and organisation of words (morphology) and then we will begin to discuss how words are organised into phrases, clauses and sentences (syntax).

In the spring semester, we will continue with syntax before looking at discourse level elements of language, such as meaning (semantics) and contexts of language use (pragmatics).

Each week, there will be a lecture and a companion tutorial which will build on the concepts outlined during the lecture.

Contenu

This course provides a general introduction to English linguistics, introducing students to the essential elements of linguistic analysis and some of their applications.

In the autumn semester, we will start our exploration of the English language by discussing the nature of language and linguistics. From there, we will begin to analyse the structure of the English language. We will start with the smallest component of language: speech sounds (phonetics and phonology). From there, we will move on to the internal structure and organisation of words (morphology) and then we will discuss how words are organised into phrases, clauses and sentences (syntax).

In the spring semester, we will continue with syntax before looking at discourse level elements of language, such as meaning (semantics) and contexts of language use (pragmatics). We will then explore different fields of linguistics, building on the foundational elements we have covered up to this point. Topics will include dialects of English, attitudes towards different varieties of English, politeness, and the role of genre and modality on communication.

Evaluation

This course will be assessed by three written tests (validation interne) over the course of the academic year. These tests take place during the time of the lecture, lasting 45 minutes each.

Each test is worth one third of your overall course mark.

In order to pass IELL, you must have a minimum average of 4.0.

Bibliographie

The following textbook will be used in this course:

Culpeper, Jonathan, Paul Kerswill, Ruth Wodak, Tony McEnery & Francis Katamba (eds). 2018. English Language: Description, Variation and Context. 2nd ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (Paperback)

https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/English-Language/?K=9781137571823

Exigences du cursus d'études

Level B2 or above required in English (Common European framework of reference for languages)

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl/

UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Anglais, propédeutique (2013 ->) ›› Introduction à la langue et à la linguistique anglaises - BA-ANG-1-1040Obligatoire3.00
A40-ANGL: Attestation 40 ECTS en anglais (2013 ->) - A40-ANGL ›› Introduction à la langue et à la linguistique anglaises - A40-ANGL-1-40Obligatoire3.00
A40-ANGL: Attestation 40 ECTS en anglais (2013 ->) - A40-ANGL ›› Linguistique et langue - A40-ANGL-2-30Optionnel3.00
NIV-ANG: Mise à niveau MA, Anglais (2013 ->) - NIV-ANG ›› Introduction à la langue et à la linguistique anglaises - NIV-ANG-1-1040Obligatoire3.00
Programme à option "transitoire", 2ème partie (2013 -> 2020) ›› Linguistique et langue - BA-OP-ANGL-TOptionnel3.00
Programme à options, 2ème partie (2013 ->) ›› Linguistique et langue - BA-OP-ANGLOptionnel3.00
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