Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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English Literature II

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT4002 4 English Literature II 2/0/0 CC English 4
Course Goals
 The aims of this course are to familiarize the students with the areas of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics, to provide them with an understanding of the basic terminology, concepts, analysis methods and research in these areas and to enable them to have a better understanding of the human language and its use.

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Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Wednesday, 11:00-13:45 T:3 L-01
Office Hour(s) Nilüfer Şener, Monays, 15:00-17:00, Ataköy Campus, 3D08
Teaching Methods and Techniques   Face to face

Principle Sources  Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. M. (2009). An introduction to language. Cengage Learning.
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to the content of the course, course objectives
2. Week The relationship between brain and language, neurological and biological foundations of language
3. Week Language impairment, language faculty and other cognitive systems
4. Week General aspects of language acquisition, children's acquisition of sounds, morphemes, phonological and morphological rules
5. Week Children's acquisition of syntactic rules, acquisition of word meaning, semantic and pragmatic rules, bilingualism
6. Week Introduction to cognitive linguistics, language processing
7. Week Computational linguistics, computers and language processing, students' presentations
8. Week Midterm exam
9. Week Introduction to sociolinguistics, language and society
10. Week Dialects, accents, the emergence of pidgin and creole languages
11. Week Styles and registers, language and gender, students' presentations
12. Week Introduction to historical linguistics, aspects of language change
13. Week Major historical changes in English language, Old, Middle, Modern English
14. Week Language families, language typology, students' presentations
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17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Project(s) 1 20
Final Exam 1 50

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-1Evaluate how a language structure is learned, language consciousness, language processing: the relationship between humans and computers, language as a social structure and writing.
LO-2Apply the core concepts of linguistics to topics such as language acquisition, language classification and sociolinguistics
LO-3Explain the theories and approaches in language acquisition, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language contact and change
LO-4Explain the influence of language on culture and society
LO-5Evaluate the role language plays in social and political issues
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
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