|This subject is a foundation course in Linguistics. The initial part of the module will be theoretically geared; it will introduce students to some of the main branches in Linguistics (syntax, phonetics/phonology, semantics/pragmatics, sociolinguistics, first/second language acquisition) and will familiarise students with the basic concepts and technical terms needful for a broad understanding of Linguistics. The second part of this module will take a diachronic approach and will focus on the historical development of the English language, from its earliest source to the present day. The linguistic, as well as the cultural, background of the development of English will be considered.
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