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2014 Suggestion for Introduction to Linguistics (Paper Code: 1178)
Marks: 100 Credits: 4 Class Hours: 60
The course introduces students to fundamentals of Linguistics.
- Definition and characteristics of language,
- Basic concepts in Linguistics: Langue and Parole, Syntagmatic and
Paradigmatic perspectives of language, Competence and performance
- Consonant and vowel sounds in English, Basic Rules of elision and assimilation, Stress and intonation
- Morphology: Free and Bound Morphemes, Word formation rules
- Syntax: Sentence Construction Rules, Deep and Surface Structure
- Psycholinguistics: Child language development; theories of second language acquisition
- Sociolinguistics: Language varieties, Language and society, Language and culture; Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
- What is Language?***
- What are the properties of language?***
- What are the features of language? ***
- What are the origins of language?
- What is displacement?
- How is language a tool of cultural transmission?
- What is the openness of language?
- How is language productive and creative?
- What is language according to Saussure?
- Language is species specific to humans. Explain.
- Discuss the differences between language, langue and parole?
- Write a short note on animal communication.
- Distinguish between human language and animal communication.
- Distinguish between a sign and a symbol.**
- Language is a system of systems. Explain.**
Basic concepts in Linguistics:
- What is linguistics?
- What are the levels of linguistics?********
- What are the branches of linguistics?
- Distinguish between competence and performance.*****
- What is linguistic performance?
- Discuss the Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic perspectives of language.****
- What is sign?
- What is phonetics?
- What are the branches of phonetics?
- What is phonology?
- What are the differences between phonetics and phonology?****
- Differentiate between phone, phoneme, and allophone.****
- What is neutralization?
- What is pragmatics?
- What is Semantics?
- Distinguish between semantics and pragmatics.*****
- What does syntax study?
- What is Folk linguistics?
- What are synchronic and diachronic axes?****
- What is paradigmatic and syntactic relation?
- Who is Leonard Bloomfield?
- Who is Avram Noam Chomsky?
Consonant and vowel sounds in English:
- What are the branches of phonetics?
- What is voicing?
- What is elision?****
- What is phoneme?
- What is IPA?
- How many vowel sounds are there in English?
- What is stress? Describe its nature and levels.*****
- What is tone? Explain the different types of tone.
- What is pitch?
- What are contractions?
- What is a monophthong?
- What is a cardinal vowel?
- What are short vowels?
- What is dipthong? Classify English dipthongs. *****
- What are the long and short vowel sounds?
- Classify English consonant phonemes according to place of articulation.***** 100%
- IPA transcription of words.
- Describe the positions and functions of the different articulators we use to produce speech sounds.
- What is a consonant? Make a list of and exemplify the English consonant phonemes.
- What are plosives?
- What are fricatives?
- What are affricates?
- What are nasals?
- What is lenis?
- What is fortis?
- What is a syllable?
- What is morpheme? Classify morphemes.
- What is morphology?
- What is irregular alternants?
- What is suppletive?
- What is zero-alomorph?
- What is syntax? Explain the major syntactic processes.
- Discuss IC Analysis and determine its limitations.
- What is PS Grammar? Assertain its weakness.
- What are the differences between deep structure and surface structure?
- What is the TG? Discuss the organization of the TG.
- Differentiate between transactional and interactional functions f language.
- What is psycholinguistics?
- Explain the nativists theory of Noam Chomsky for language acquisition.
- Explain telegraphic speech.
- Show different stages of child language development.
- Make a comparative study of the behaviourist theory and the innatist theory.
- What is the monitor model?
- What is the Universal Grammar theory?
- What is the acculturation theory?
- What is CPH?
- What is LAD?
- What is sociolinguistics? Discuss its brief history.
- Discuss how language and society exist together.*****
- Determine the relations between language and culture.*****
- What is borrowing?
- Discuss and differentiate between code-switching and code-mixing.
- What is diglossia?**
- What is bilingualism**?
- Write an account of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.***
- What is code?
- What is isogloss?
Note: The above suggestion is prepared by Abadat Hossain, Lecturer, Dept. of English,
Tejgaon College, Dhaka.