The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the concepts, terminology and methods of linguistic analysis and enable them to have an understanding of the structure of human languages and the basic principles that underlie it. Comparison of languages through the analysis of data selected from several languages, mainly English and Turkish, is exploited to enhance the students’ comprehension of the differences among languages as well as the universal aspects of grammar.
Professor Veysel Kılıç
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Face to face
Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. M. (2009). An introduction to language. Cengage Learning.
Introduction to the course; a general discussion of the course objectives and topics.
Properties that distinguish human language from other communication systems, universal grammar
Introduction to phonetics; the properties of sounds
Introduction to phonology; phonological rules
Syllable structure, stress patterns, intonation; phonological differences between languages
Introduction to morphology; morphemes, affixes and roots, word structure analysis
Word structure in different languages, word formation
Introduction to syntax, sentence structure, phrase structure
Phrase structure rules, tree diagrams, selectional restrictions
Displacement of constituents, transformational rules
Syntactic differences between languages
Introduction to semantics; word meaning, meaning relations between words
Sentence meaning, meaning relations between sentences, semantic roles of noun phrases
Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
Define the contemporary language learning theories.
Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
Practice classroom management skills.
Students evaluate the problems that may arise during foreign language learning.
Students make use of the structural similarities and differences between languages in foreign language teaching.
Students analyse the structural similarities and differences between their native language and the foreign language.
Students apply the methods of linguistic analysis to data from different languages.
Students understand the basic terminology, concepts and methods of linguistic analysis.