Course Outcomes (COs)

CO-1. Students will learn the nature, scope, and different branches of linguistics and pragmatics.
CO-2. Students will understand and apply some major concepts related to Modern Linguistics.
CO-3. Students will be able to classify, compare and contrast the knowledge of various branches of Linguistics.
CO-4. Students will understand and classify varieties of languages grounded on user-based differences like geographical location, class, caste, education and sex as well as use-based differences like register.


C3: Introduction to Modern Linguistics

Unit 1: Nature, scope and branches of Linguistics

Unit 2: Major Concepts in Linguistics: Langue/parole, signifier/ signified, synchronic/ diachronic, syntagmatic/ paradigmatic, competence/ performance, Jakobson’s six elements/ functions of Speech Event

(Note: The course is equally shared with Dr. A. M. Sarwade. He dealt with the remaining two units of the Course: Unit 3: Semantics  and Unit 4: Pragmatics)

Reference Books:

Verma, S.k . (1989).Modern Linguistics: An Introduction.
Mccabe, Anne .(2011). Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies. London: Equinox publication.
David, Crystal. (1971). Linguistics. London: Penguin
Lyons, John. (1981). Language and Linguistics: An Introduction. Master Trinity Hall, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Radford, Andrew. (2002). Linguistics: An New York: Cambridge University Press.
Potter, Simeon. (1957). Modern Linguistics. London: Andre Deutsch.
Lass, Roger. (1976). English phonology and Phonological Theory-Synchronic and diachronic studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.