General Linguistics
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General Linguistics 278

 

In 2016 General Linguistics 278 comprises various sections. The details are as follows:

FIRST SEMESTER
01/02 – 26/02

SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Dr S Conradie

29/02 – 08/04

PHONOLOGY

Ms E Pretorius

11/04 – 13/05

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

Dr F Southwood

SECOND SEMESTER
20/07 – 21/08

SYNTAX

Dr J Oosthuizen

24/08 – 02/10

SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS

Prof A Baker

03/10 – 23/10

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Dr A Potgieter

 

 There are three lectures per week:

  • Monday 10:00 (Arts Building, room 225)
  • Tuesday 08:00 (Arts Building, room 225)
  • Friday 11:00 (Arts Building, room 225)

Language specification

The Department is committed to the principle of multilingualism without exclusion as set out in the Faculty's language implementation plan.

  • Lectures are presented in English. Where practical, support to ensure access to course content, lecture material and activities is provided in Afrikaans (e.g. Power Point slides, lecture notes, terminology lists, electronic documents on SUNLearn, etc.);
  • In tests, exams, assignments and other assessment opportunities, students may use English or Afrikaans; assignments, question papers and assessment guidelines are provided in English and Afrikaans.

Prescribed books

Lightbown, P.M. and N. Spada. 2006. How Languages are Learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Meyerhoff, M. 2011. Introducing Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge.

Assessment

(i)        The Department follows a system of continuous assessment for General Linguistics 278. This means that the marks which a student earns for every test, assignment and other set task throughout the year constitute the student's final mark.

(ii)      There is no formal examination and no opportunity for a re-assessment. The system of continuous assessment demands that a student meets all the set requirements throughout the year. A student who does not meet all the set requirements will not be awarded a final mark.