Information for module PLING198
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|Module code:||PLING198(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Foundations of Linguistics|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Wing Yee Chow|
|Organiser's location:||Chandler House|
|Available for students in Year(s):|
|Module outline:||A selection from the following topics will be covered: Linguistics as a branch of the cognitive sciences The history of modern linguistics Key concepts in theoretical linguistics Different approaches to language acquisition Biological and ethological approaches to language Language vs. communication Mental modularity Natural language and the language of thought|
|Module aims:||- To introduce Linguistics as part of cognitive science. - To provide background on the philosophical and theoretical foundations of linguistics. - To make links between the different sub-disciplines of linguistics. - That students are able to both write about and make presentations about issues in theoretical linguistics.|
|Module objectives:||- That students appreciate the scientific methodology of theoretical linguistics. - That students are aware of different philosophical and theoretical positions regarding the nature of human language. - That students have some sense of the overall architecture of the human faculty of language and its place in the mind. - That students learn about the history of theoretical linguistics.|
|Key skills provided by module:|
|Module assessment:||One short answer assignment 25.00%.|
One essay 50.00%.
One short answer assignment and presentation 25.00%.
|Notes:||available as subsidiary course(numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact email@example.com|
|Taking this module as an option?:||Available as an option module|
|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1999|
|Last updated:||2014-08-11 10:08:37 by|