Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
General Linguistics * TEB   210 4 3 3 4

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 Prof. Dr. Ergün SERİNDAĞ
Prof. Dr.ERGÜN SERİNDAĞ1. Öğretim Grup:A
This course aims at providing an introduction to the field of linguistics and drawing attention to the relation of linguistics to other disciplines of research, and providing information about the functions of language and sub-disciplines of linguistics
The contents of this course include the concept of linguistics and the basic concepts of linguistics; Saussure and structuralism,; Europe (Prague school of linguistics), and American structuralism, theories of speech-act, introduction to different fields such as semiotics in language research; approaches to important personalities guiding linguistic work (Martinet, Bloomfield, Harris, Hjelmslev, Chomsky, and so on.) and their studies; descriptive analysis of the pragmatic dimension a language as well as its descriptive use.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
They can explain the concepts and principles of Turkish sound, shape, sentence, text information and historical and contemporary Turkish dialects.
They can exlain the concepts and principles of basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) and grammar.
They can evaluate the periods of Turkish literature and the important people, events and the phenomena.
They can evaluate the developmental stages and their roles in the learning processes of primary 5-8 grade students.
They can use Turkish teaching program and the specific teaching strategies, methods and techniques to teach the program to Grades 5-8.
They can criticise and/or explain the characteristics of philosophical, literary and other works of art.
They can use the appropriate methods and techniques to help the students improve their higher thinking skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving.
They can use the appropriate techniques and methods to help the students improve their reading, listening, speaking, smooth and aesthetic writing skills.
They can develop appropriate learning materials and use the information and communication technologies in this process effectively.
They can monitor the students´ learning processes while using the traditional methods and techniques of measurement besides the alternative measurement and evaluation methods and techniques.
They can take individual and group responsibility to solve the problems encountered related to classroom management.
They can assess their performance objectively and make up for the deficiencies in accordance with the judgments made if they have any.
They can acquire self-learning ability.
They can communicate effectively with students, teachers, friends, school management and parents.
They can improve themselves about the cultural and social aspects.
They have the knowledge and skills required by the field of study.
They can apply the basic principles and general objectives of education.

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 What is Linguistics Definition and Methodological Principles of Linguistics. Foundation adn Developmemnt of Linguistics. Post-Saussurean Linguistics. Reading the related resources
2 Synchronic (Descriptive) and Diachronic (Histroical) Linguistics. General and Specific Linguistics. Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Reading the related resources
3 Relation between linguistics and other disciplines of research: Literature, Psychology, Logic, Philosophy, Anthropology, Geography Reading the related resources
4 Relation between linguistics and other disciplines of research: Physiology, Biophysics, Cognition, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Processing. Reading the related resources
5 Relation between linguistics and other disciplines of research:Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Physics, Cybernetics, Technology Reading the related resources
6 Language and Thought, Language and the Mind. The semiological content of language. Reading the related resources
7 Language and Society, Linguistic Societies, Language Varieties. Reading the related resources
8 Mid-Term Exam None
9 Branches of Linguistics: Phonetics: Definition, areas of application and sub-branches Phonology: Definition, areas of application and sub- branches Reading the related resources
10 Morphology: Definition, basic notions in morphology, Reading the related resources
11 Syntax: Definitions, approaches and theories in syntax Reading the related resources
12 Semantics: Definition, areas of application and sub- branches Reading the related resources
13 Pragmatics: Definition, areas of application and sub- branches Reading the related resources
14 Textlinguistics Reading the related resources
15 Linguistic text analysis Reading the related resources
16-17 Term Exams None

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