General Linguistics
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General Linguistics 379

 

In 2016 General Linguistics 379 comprises the following sections:

FIRST SEMESTER
01/02 – 26/02

SOLVING PROBLEMS IN LINGUISTICS:
CHOICE OF TOPIC, LITERATURE REVIEW, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Dr L Mongie

29/02 – 01/04

KHOESAN STUDIES

Dr M du Plessis

04/04 – 06/05

SYNTAX

Dr J Oosthuizen

09/05 – 13/05

CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS

 Dr J Oosthuizen

SECOND SEMESTER
18/07 – 22/07

CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS

 Dr J Oosthuizen

25/07 – 19/08

SOLVING PROBLEMS IN LINGUISTICS:
DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF A RESEARCH PROJECT

Dr L Mongie

22/08 – 23/09

LANGUAGE PLANNING AND POLICY

Dr M Oostendorp

26/09 – 21/10

MORPHOLOGY

Dr K Huddlestone

 

There are four lecture periods per week:

  • Monday 11:00 (Arts Building, room 220)
  • Wednesday 10:00 (Arts Building, room 221)
  • Thursday 14:00 (Arts Building, room 222)
  • Friday 08:00 (Arts Building, room 222)

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.

P​rescribed books

Shohamy, E. 2006. Language Policy: Hidden Agendas and New Approaches. London: Routledge.

Booij, G. 2012. The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Assessment

(i)        The Department follows a system of continuous assessment for General Linguistics 379. 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.