Introduction to Linguistics L1

This linguistics course is an introduction to the field of linguistics, focusing on general concepts and issues related to the field, and it targets the first year students of English. More precisely, it tackles the notion of human language and its origins, the study of language, and the different branches of linguistics. 

The following objectives are targeted in this course:

Recall the concepts of language and linguistics.

Explain the basic features of human language.

Distinguish between different branches and sub-fields of linguistics; mainly 'phonetics vs. phonology' and 'semantics vs. pragmatics'

Evaluate the linguistics-related issues and their significance.