COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Introduction to Linguistics * ILT   121 1 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Lec. Ayça DİNÇER
Instructors
Öğr. Gör.AYÇA DİNÇER1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the subject matter of language and linguistics with basic linguistic concepts through an overview of nature and universals of human language with its such aspects of sound structure and patterns, word and sentence structure, and the meanings of words and expressions
Content
The course will cover several core areas of the study of nature and universals of human language, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics .

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Explains the basic concepts of the field, communication patterns, communication and cultural functions within the framework of communication as the basis of Communication Studies.
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2
Recognizes the national and global communication systems, the basic concepts, theories and principles.
X
3
Holds information related to the fields as a basis; Instrumental Social Communications (Radio, TV, Film, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism) within a terminological frame (=teleological) (Public Sphere, Public Opinion, Cultural Production Areas, Ci
X
4
Has the knowledge and skills to use and/or explain how communication works in every aspect in different cultures, from individual to group, mass, institutional communication within the major tools of communication.
X
5
Distinguishes non-scientific knowledge from the scientific method, and follows technological innovations in the field with the updated work.
X
6
From an interdisciplinary perspective, acknowledged the concept of communication to synthesize information that Communication Studies has background from different areas like, Sociology, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Sciences, Anthropology a
X
7
Produces thoughts and knowledge to understand and solve communication problems encountered in size of individual to global communications.
X
8
As a requirement of competence to communicate effectively, has the ability to express himself/herself up, facing the people with correct understanding in environments in which he/she is capable of empathy sets.
X
9
Organizes and/or actively participates in the social, artistic and cultural activities, reports events.
X
10
Follows the local, national and international events with critical comments.
X
11
Is able to work in the group as well as having the competence of the individual work
X
12
Develops a sense of responsibility towards the society, as individuals, develops projects for the benefit of the community, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of intellectual exhibitions.
X
13
Improves constantly himself/herself, as well as being open to professional developments in scientific, social, cultural and artistic fields according to his/her interests and abilities, identifying needs of learning
X
14
Has rational thinking skills, creative thinking in written, oral, visual and so on, as well as using the methods and strategies, for the purpose of communicating thoughts.
X
15
Has at least one foreign language in the European Language Portfolio (B) with the level of using the information in track and communicate with colleagues abroad.
X
16
While accessing all kinds of information, using and transmitting of all other thoughts on the process and in all other practices of the profession strives to comply with ethical requirements and endeavors.
X
17
Has basic skills and use these skills for mediating to the general population methods in the specific praxis areas, such as media literacy,
X
18
Is competent to use required level of knowledge of the area and use of computer software as well as all means of communication (body language, verbal and nonverbal communication, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, internet and other informa
X
19
Identifies learning needs and future career plan and perform accordingly.
X
20
Has the knowledge of the legal framework related to the field.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 INTRODUCTION What is Linguistics. Linguistic Knowledge Competence/Performance Language Universals Readings / Assignment
2 Animal Languages Language and Thought The Origin of Language Reading
3 MORPHOLOGY I Content words and Function words Morphemes: Minimal Units of Meaning Rules of Word Formation Reading/Assignment (Word Analysis)
4 MORPHOLOGY II Hierachical Structure of Words Identifying Morphemes Morphological Analysis Reading
5 PHONETICS I Sound Segments Prosodic Features Reading/Assignment (Sound Analysis-consonant/wovel)
6 PHONETICS II Phonetic Symbols and Correspondences Reading/Assignment
7 PHONOLOGY I Pronunciation of Morphemes Phonemes Reading/Assignment
8 Midterm Review
9 PHONOLOGY II Sequential Constrains of Phonemes The reason why the phonological rules exist Reading
10 SYNTAX I The function of Syntax Rules Syntactic Competence Syntactic Categories Constituents and constituency tests Reading/ Assignment (Syntactic analysis of texts)
11 SYNTAX II Phrase Structure Rules and Trees Heads and Complements Reading/Assignment (Syntactic analysis of texts)
12 SYNTAX III Structural Ambiguities Transformational Rules UG Principles and Parametres Reading/Assignment
13 SEMANTICS I The meaning of Language The meaning of Sentences Reading/Assignment (Semantic analysis of different types of texts)
14 SEMANTICS II Compositional Semantics Lexical Semantics Theories of word meaning Reading/ Assignment (Semantic analysis of different types of texts)
15 Review Reading
16-17 Final exam Revision

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources