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LI1001   Foundations of Language 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lectures: 2.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu Tutorial: 2.00 pm Fri

This module will provide an introduction to a variety of areas in Linguistics. In particular, it will analyse the structures and functions of language and will consist of a study of grammatical structures in English; the ways in which meaning is constructed from morpheme to text and the system of sounds in English and pronunciation. There will be an element of active participation in the lectures as well as in the seminars.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures plus 1 seminar

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Mr J Harvey, Ms A Malcolm-Smith, Ms K Tavakoli