Courses Catalogue

Human Language And Theoretical Perspectives

COURSE CODE: LIN 7112
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Linguistics, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Required Readings

Bateman, J. A. (2008). Multimodality and genre: a foundation for the systematic analysis of multimodal documents. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chomsky, N. (1964). Current issues in linguistic theory. The Hague: Mouton &Co. N. V., Publishers.

Chomsky, N. (1975). The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory. New York:Plenum Press.

Christie, F. (2007). Language, knowledge and pedagogy: functional linguistic and sociological perspectives. London & New York: Continuum.

Evans, N. (2010). Dying words: endangered languages and what they have to tell us. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Fromkin, V. A. & Rodman, R. (1998).An Introduction to Language. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace.

Halliday M.A.K., Matthiessen C.M.LM. (2000) Construing experience throughmeaning: a language-based approach to cognition. Open linguistics series,

Continuum International.

Halliday, M. A.K. (1994).Language and the theory of codes. In Alan Sadovnik(ed.), Knowledge    and    pedagogy:    the    sociology    of    BasilBernstein. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex. 124-142.

Haspelmath, M. (2010).Comparative concepts and descriptive categories incross-linguistic studies. Language 86.3: 663-687

Hawkins, J. (1986). A comparative typology of English and German.Unifyingthecontrasts. London: Croom Helm.

Johansson, Stig(2000). Contrastive linguistics and cc/pcra. Reports from theproject 'Languages in Contrast', University of Oslo.

Matthiessen C.M.I.M., Caffarel A., Martin J.R. (2004) Language typology: afunctional perspective, Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History ofLinguistic Science, Series IV: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 700 pp.

Matthiessen C.M.I.M., Halliday M.A.K. (2009) Systemic functional grammar: afirst step into the theory, Higher Education Press

Young, L. & Harrison, C. (eds.). (2004). Systemic functional linguistics and criticaldiscourse analysis: studies in social change. London 8i New York:Continuum.