Type of Credit: Partially Required
Number of Students
Our college offers specialized undergraduate teaching in English, Arabic, Slavic languages, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian languages. This course helps students acquire foreign languagaes efficiently and establish a broad view on world languages by understanding the fundamental knowledge about language and the similarities and differences across languages.
The following topics are included:
COURSE GOALS 課程目標
The fundamental knowledge about language helps students acquire foreign languages efficiently.
The similarities and differences across languages help students establish a broad view on world languages.
The discussion of language issues helps students develop logical, critical, and integrative thinking.
LEARNING OUTCOMES 學習成效
Assignments, quizzes, and reports are employed to evaluate students’ learning outcomes, including students’ understanding of the knowledge about language, their observation and analysis of language issues, and their logical, critical, and integrative thinking.
Week 1 The nature of language 語言的本質
Week 2 Language & the brain 語言與大腦
Weeks 3‐5 Language & sounds 語言與聲音
Weeks 6‐8 Language & words 語言與詞彙
Weeks 9‐11 Language & structure 語言與結構
Weeks 12‐14 Language & meaning 語言與意義
Weeks 15‐17 Language & use 語言與使用
Week 18 Presentation of the term report
COURSE REQUIREMENTS 評量項目
Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics, 12th Edition. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
Rickerson, E.M., and Hilton, B. (Eds.) 2012. The 5‐Minute Linguist: Bite‐sized Essays on Language and Languages, Second Edition. Sheffield: Equinox.