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Module code:PLIN1303 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Core Issues in Linguistics
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr. Zoe Belk
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1
Module prerequisites:none; module available to BA Linguistics students only 
Module outline:The module aims to provide conceptual and theoretical foundations for studying linguistics. 
Module aims: We will develop our understanding of foundational concepts, such as mental grammar, language universals, innateness etc. We will explore deep, often interdisciplinary and sometimes controversial questions such as How did language evolve? Does language influence the way we think? etc. We will also explore the academic skills needed to succeed at university, including research methods, writing skills, and presentation skills.  
Module objectives:- good understanding of foundational concepts in the study of linguistics - development of critical thinking and analytical skills through exploration of difficult topics - development of academic reading and writing (and speaking) skills - better understanding of ‘big’ questions concerning language and linguistics  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Presentation 10.00%
Portfolio of written work (2,500 words) 90.00% 
Taking this module as an option?:not available as an option 
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Last updated:2017-08-03 17:53:21 by zcjtf11