English Literature II
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English Literature II
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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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.
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
Final Exam 1
Program Outcomes PO-1 Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level. PO-2 Define the contemporary language learning theories. PO-3 Identify different language learning purposes for various levels. PO-4 Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes. PO-5 Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly. PO-6 Design professional applications for teaching the English language. PO-7 Apply professional assesment tools and methods. PO-8 Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings. PO-9 Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies. PO-10 Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes LO-1 Evaluate how a language structure is learned, language consciousness, language processing: the relationship between humans and computers, language as a social structure and writing. LO-2 Apply the core concepts of linguistics to topics such as language acquisition, language classification and sociolinguistics LO-3 Explain the theories and approaches in language acquisition, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language contact and change LO-4 Explain the influence of language on culture and society LO-5 Evaluate the role language plays in social and political issues
Course Assessment Matrix:
PO 1 PO 2 PO 3 PO 4 PO 5 PO 6 PO 7 PO 8 PO 9 PO 10 LO 1 LO 2 LO 3 LO 4 LO 5