Dec 06, 2022  
West Shore Community College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
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ENG 251 - Introduction to Linguistics


Offered FL
Lecture‐3
3 credit hrs/3 contact hrs
Prerequisite: ENG 111 English Composition I  with “C” or better (2.0 out of a 4.0 scale)
Introductory linguistics course intended for students who have had no previous exposure to systematic language study. Students will examine the grammatical structures of the English language (syntax), its system of sounds (phonology), and the ways that languages instill words with meaning (morphology, semantics). Course will also address issues of current interest in linguistics, including language variation (dialects and styles), language acquisition, current attitudes about English dialects, and recent debates concerning the biological components of language.



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