2020 Winter Term
LNG101 Introduction to Linguistics I
言語学入門 I
  Language of Instruction: E
  李 勝勲 (LEE, Seunghun)

CREDIT (単位): 3
Lec.(講義) Sem.(演習) Lab.(実験実習) Exe.(実技) Intensive(集中講義)
The course has two major goals: (1) to introduce basic terminology and concepts commonly used in modern Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, and (2) to provide practice in analyzing language. At the end of this course, students should be able to conduct a structural analysis of basic linguistic data in a scientific and systematic manner.


LING 101 is a Foundation Course required for Linguistics majors. It is designed for those students who have had no previous courses in the formal study of language. The course has two major goals: (1) to introduce basic concepts and terminology commonly used in modern linguistics and applied linguistics, and (2) to provide practice in analyzing language in a scientific manner.

LNG 101 is offered in Japanese in the autumn term and in English in the winter term.

Learning Goals(学習目標)
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have: (1) proper understanding of basic concepts in linguistics, (2) ability to analyze basic linguistic data in a scientific manner.

LING 101 will discuss some formal aspects of language. We will particularly focus on the following five sub-fields of linguistics:

Phonetics: the study of speech sounds.
Phonology: the study of the organization of language sounds.
Morphology: the study of the make-up of words.
Syntax: the study of how phrases and sentences larger than the word are constructed.
Semantics: the study of meaning.

Language of Instruction(教授言語の詳細)
Readings/Materials: English
Tests/Quizzes/Assignments: English
Discussions/Presentations/Other learning activities:English
Communication with the instructor: English or Japanese

Grading Policy(成績評価基準)
Two exams (midterm (50%) and final (50%))
Assignments for extra points

Expected study hour outside class(授業時間外学習)
210 minutes per week.

Lectures and discussions in this course will be based on handouts prepared by linguistics faculty. The following textbooks, however, are recommended. (Any edition would work for our purposes.)

Fromkin, Victoria, Robert Rodman and Nina Hyams (2006~2013) An Introduction to Language. 8th~11th edition. Thomson/Heinle.

1. Those who are thinking about majoring in linguistics are recommended to take this course as early as possible.

2. The material will be cumulative, and it will be difficult for anyone who gets behind to catch up. Thus, it is important and essential to attend class and do all the exercises.

3. If you are planning to take this course, make sure that you come to the first class. Make sure that you talk with the instructor if you (have to) miss it.