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Intro to Linguistics

Class 1

Christian Cristoful

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of Intro to Linguistics

Linguistics Scope of Linguistics An Introduction to Linguistics Linguist - Multilingual
- Polyglot Difference between Linguistics
and Traditional Grammar 1. How would you define Linguistics? Questions 2. Point out three ways in which Linguistics differs from traditional school grammar 3. What is the difference between a prescriptive and a descriptive approach to language? 4. Why do linguists regard speech rather than writing as primary? 5. Briefly explain the terms Phonology, Syntax and Semantics 6. Distinguish between synchronic and diachronic linguistics. What is it? Descriptive Oral form is primary Languages are
analysed individually Prescriptive Written form is primary Morphology Pragmatics Historical Linguistics Synchronic Linguistics Diachronic Linguistics Languages are compared to Latin
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