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ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or eligibility for college composition.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

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