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LET 103/4

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
AND LINGUISTIC MEANING

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LET 103 will be conducted by:
(LECTURER/COORDINATOR)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. TENGKU
SEPORA TENGKU MAHADI
LECTURER:
 PUAN AKMAR MOHAMED
LECTURER:
PUAN JULIE CHUAH SUAN CHOO
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my 3 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .my PN.my. DR.my. PN. dean_sollat@usm. AKMAR MOHAMED:  D09/  Tel: 04-6533888 ext 3976  Email: akmar@usm. 04-6533888 ext 3811  Email: tsepora@usm.P. JULIE CHUAH SUAN CHOO:  D09/  Tel: 04-6533888 ext 2649  Email: cscju@usm.LECTURER’S CONTACT DETAILS A. TENGKU SEPORA:  Dean  D10/001 (Dean’s Office)  Tel: 04-6533145.

CONTACT HOURS LECTURE: MON. D09/106 4 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . D09/106 THURS. 3PM – 5PM (D09/207-208) TUTORIAL: THURS. D09/106 THURS. 2PM – 3PM (T1). 4PM – 5PM (T1). 3PM – 4PM (T1).

LET 103 TOPICS I) An Int r oduct i on t o Li ngui st i cs II) h T e Composi t i on of Language III) h T e Funct i ons of Language IV) The Uses of Language V) Theor i es Rel at i ng t o Language & Renowned Li ngui st s VI) Language St udi es VII) Language Issues 5 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .

An Introduction to Linguistics What is language? What is linguistics? Why is it important to study language? Of what use is the study of language? 6 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .I.

LINGUISTICS  DEFINITION: THE SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE 7 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .

II. The Composition of Language What makes up language? How do we put language together? How do we make it work? Do all languages develop in the same way? 8 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .

The Uses of Language  How do we use language?  When do we use language?  How do we acquire language? 9 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .III. The Functions of Language  What do we use language for?  What is the function of language? IV.

theorists say about language?  Who said what about what?  How does language work?  Does language work in the same way all the time and all over the world?  Do we need to change our language all the time? 10 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . language experts.V. Theories Relating to Language & Renowned Linguists  What do people.

Language Studies  Is there a need to study language?  What aspects of language are or have been studied?  What names do we give studies of different aspects of language?  How are language studies conducted?  What have already been found about language? 11 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .VI.

Language Issues  What issues relating language is humanity / our country / we facing?  Can these language problems be solved?  What are the issues that relate specifically to the English language in Malaysia as opposed to other languages? 12 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .VI.

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PECULIARITIES AND LINGUISTIC CONCERNS EXAMPLES: 13 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .

2007: 25) 14 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . but the word as a whole. (Humphrys. This is bcuseae the human mind deos not raed ervey lteter by istle. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can siltl raed it wouthit a porbelm.SPELLING – MEANING? Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy. the only iprmoatnt thing is that the frist and lsat ltter be in the rghit pclae. it deson’t mttaer in what order the ltteers in a word are.

LOGIC?  If teachers taught. perhaps you bote your tongue? 15 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . what does a humanitarian eat?  If you wrote a letter. why didn't preachers praught?  If a vegetarian eats vegetables.

There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger. 16 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads. neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England nor French fries in France.Let's face it -. are meat. which aren't sweet.English is a crazy language.

 This one can ah?  Take this one. this one canlah!  My one is an old one.LANGUAGE IN USE EXAMPLES:  What you want?  This one or that?  That one cannot because it’s my one. 17 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . free one.

Pls.Is this language? U come 2moro? Ur sms? Fyi it’s 2nite. R u ok? Tq K. call. lol 18 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 .

You don’t agree? Okay. His criticisms were right on target.ARGUMENT IS WAR Your claims are indefensible. I’ve never won an argument with her. he’ll wipe you out. shoot! If you use that strategy. I demolished his argument. She shot down all my arguments. (Pinker 2008:240) 19 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . He attacked every weak point in my argument.

The relationship isn’t going anywhere. It’s been a long. Our relationship is off the track. We can’t turn back now.“LOVE IS A JOURNEY”  Our relationship has hit a dead-end street. Our marriage is on the rocks. we can’t keep going the way we’ve been going. It’s stalled. bumpy road. I’m thinking of bailing out. Look how far we’ve come. We are a crossroads. We’re spinning our wheels.  (Pinker 2008: 240) 20 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . We may have to go our separate ways.

A bird in hand is better than two in the bush. Give me a break. There is the growing concern of a brain drain. We’ll go Dutch. Curiosity kills the cat. 21 Tsm 9 Sept 2013 . It’s a case of too many cooks.Figurative language? Pot calling the kettle black. Break a leg.