Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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Linguistics I

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT3003 3 Linguistics I 2/0/0 CC English 3
Course Goals
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.

Special Requisite(s)
Instructor(s) Professor Veysel Kılıç
Course Assistant(s)
Office Hour(s)
Teaching Methods and Techniques Face to face
Principle Sources Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. M. (2009). An introduction to language. Cengage Learning.

Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to the course; a general discussion of the course objectives and topics.
2. Week Properties that distinguish human language from other communication systems, universal grammar
3. Week Introduction to phonetics; the properties of sounds
4. Week Introduction to phonology; phonological rules
5. Week Syllable structure, stress patterns, intonation; phonological differences between languages
6. Week Introduction to morphology; morphemes, affixes and roots, word structure analysis
7. Week Word structure in different languages, word formation
8. Week Midterm exam
9. Week Introduction to syntax, sentence structure, phrase structure
10. Week Phrase structure rules, tree diagrams, selectional restrictions
11. Week Displacement of constituents, transformational rules
12. Week Syntactic differences between languages
13. Week Introduction to semantics; word meaning, meaning relations between words
14. Week Sentence meaning, meaning relations between sentences, semantic roles of noun phrases
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Final Exam 1 60

Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Students evaluate the problems that may arise during foreign language learning.
LO-2Students make use of the structural similarities and differences between languages in foreign language teaching.
LO-3Students analyse the structural similarities and differences between their native language and the foreign language.
LO-4Students apply the methods of linguistic analysis to data from different languages.
LO-5Students understand the basic terminology, concepts and methods of linguistic analysis.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
LO 1
LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5