Structured Elective - Structural Linguistics

What is the Structured Elective about?
This Structured Elective allows students to pursue training in the area of formal linguistics. It focuses on the structure of language as a system. It provides students with the opportunity to either take a combination of Syntax (the study of the structure of phrases in language) and Phonology (the study of the nature of sounds in language), or to concentrate specifically on either Syntax or Phonology. The modules allow students to develop either a broad or in-depth understanding to the key features of language structure.

Why should I take this Structured Elective?
This Structured Elective will be of great benefit in understanding the essential properties of language. This is very important as language plays a role in almost every aspect of life. The formal training that is a core element of this Structured Elective will deepen such transferable skills as data analysis, pattern recognition, and hypothesis formulation and evaluation. It will also develop the skill of communicating ideas in a well structured, fluent, and concise manner.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?
This Structured Elective would particularly benefit students taking degrees in a language or in Computer Science.

How do I take the modules in the Structured Elective?

Select Module Title Credits
1 from: LING 10030
LING 10040
LING 10010
LING 10050
Sounds in Language
Words and Sentences
Language Use and Communication
Introduction to Linguistics
5
5
5
5
AND  
2 from: LING 20010*
LING 20020
Syntax II
Phonology II
5
5
OR  
1 from: LING 20010*
LING 20020
Syntax II
Phonology II
5
5
AND  
1 from: LING 30070**
LING 30080
Syntax III
Phonology III
5
5

*LING10040 is a prerequisite for LING20010
** LING20010 is a prerequisite for LING30070