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LN2515: ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

We perceive language as an integrated whole, but in fact it exists on many levels. This course investigates these layers of structure through examination of speech sounds, word formation, and sentence construction. We will consider the theory behind these areas of phonology, morphology, and syntax, looking at how they function independently and interact. Students will gain skills to undertake analysis of language structure and think critically about structural elements fundamental to English.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr William S. Barras
  • Dr Elspeth Edelstein

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this course we will investigate layers of language structure through examination of speech sounds, word formation, and sentence construction. Students will be introduced to the theory behind these areas of phonology, morphology, and syntax, looking at how they function independently and interact. We will examine language structure using data based on actual language from Standard and Non-Standard varieties of English. Students will gain skills to undertake analysis of language structure and think critically about structural elements fundamental to English.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Tutorial Participation Mark

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

 

Students will be provided with a comment through the Blackboard platform, as well as oral feedback from the tutor throughout the course if desired.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English syntax.
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English morphology.
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English phonology.
ConceptualUnderstandHave an understanding of English phonology, morphology, and syntax, and the interfaces between these aspects of language structure.

Homework exercise on morphology

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 36

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Feedback

 

Feedback will be provided by tutors in written form through the online coursework submission platform Turnitin.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English morphology.

Homework exercise on phonology

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

 

Feedback will be provided by tutors in written form through the online coursework submission platform Turnitin.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English phonology.

Homework exercise on syntax

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

 

Feedback will be provided by tutors in written form through the online coursework submission platform Turnitin.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English syntax.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exercise on phonology, morphology, and syntax

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback: Students will be provided with comments from tutor.

Word Count: 2,750

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English syntax.
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English morphology.
ConceptualUnderstandHave an understanding of English phonology, morphology, and syntax, and the interfaces between these aspects of language structure.
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to undertake analysis of phenomena in English phonology.

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