Introduction to Linguistics

This course provides an overview of linguistics as a discipline, its development, levels of structure, and its significance to English language teaching. The pre-service English teachers will recognize the general structural aspect of language (i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and major theories of linguistics in language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and other related studies. With this, the course will help future language teachers demonstrate linguistic content knowledge and application across other languages and use English competently to facilitate teaching and learning in the future.