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Introduction to English Linguistics

Winter Semester 2018/2019 prof. dr Predrag Novakov prof.dr Nataťa Milivojević


Books to read and consult... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Bugarski, R. (1991), Uvod u opštu lingvistiku, Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva/Novi Sad: Zavod za izdavanje udžbenika Crystal, D. (1996), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Fromkin, V. and R. Rodman (1993), An Introduction to Language, Forth Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers Novakov, P. i N. Milivojević (2005), Introduction to the Study of English (workbook), Novi Sad: Filozofski fakultet/Futura publikacije Novakov, P. (2006), Pojmovnik strukturalne lingvistike: morfologija i sintaksa, Novi Sad: Zmaj Radford, A. et.al. (1999), Linguistics, Cambridge: CUP Riđanović, M. (1985), Jezik i njegova struktura, Sarajevo: Svjetlost. Yule, G (2000), The Study of Language, Cambridge: CUP. ....


Microproject Discussions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

English as an Indo-European, West-Germanic Language Old English Period Middle English Period Modern English(es) and its perspective British and American English Intonation as a prosodic feature of English Vocal tract and Speech Organs: what are they for? The English Sound System Descriptive vs. Prescriptive (Grammar) On parts of speech in English Generative Grammar and Competence/Performance Distinction Inflectional vs. Derivational Morphology English Word Formation Types of Allomorphy in English Clause vs. Sentence On English basic syntactic functions Form and Function of English Subordinate Clause On Meaning and Meaningless in English On Meaning and Meaning Shifts in English The ABC of English antonymy The ABC of English homophones The ABC of English acronyms Euphemisms in English Idioms vs. collocations ...


Grading All in all 100 points • 10: attendance, in-class activity, microproject • 40: mid-term test (obligatory!) • 40: written exam • 10: oral exam


Grading Scale •

0%-54%=5

55%-64%=6

65%-74%=7

75%-84%=8

85%-94%=9

95%-100%=10


Oral Exam Questions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

English as an Indo-European, West-Germanic language Old English Middle English Modern English. British and American English Phonetics. Acoustic and auditory phonetics. Experimental phonetics. Articulatory phonetics. The organs of speech. Vowels Consonants and their place of articulation Consonants and their manner of articulation Suprasegmental elements in phonetics/phonology Phonology. Phoneme. Distinctive features in phonology Syllable. Phonotactics. Stress. Morphophonology Grammar. Syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations. Parts of speech Functional classifications of words Grammatical category. Gender, comparison and definiteness. Categories of number, case and person Categories of tense, aspect, mood and voice Morphology. Word, morpheme. Morphological structure of words.

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Clipping, blending, acronyms Word formation. Derivation, compounding. Conversion, personal names, loan words, calques IC analysis in morphology and syntax. Suffixes homophones. Syntax. Syntactic units. Phrase in syntax Clause and sentence Types of clauses Syntactic structures Syntactic functions Exponents of syntactic functions Verb’s arguments and their semantic roles Communicative sentence perspective. Transformationalgenerative syntax. Semantics. Kinds of meanings. Semantic distinctive features. Changes of meaning. Homonymy, polysemy Synonyms, euphemisms Antonymy Hyponymy. Semantic fields. Idioms and collocations Paraphrase, tautology, equivalence, ambiguity, contradiction


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Contact • Nataša: natasa.milivojevic@ff.uns.ac.rs natasazinger@gmail.com • Prof. P. Novakov: predrag.novakov@ff.uns.ac.rs predragnovakov@sbb.rs (Office 264)

Introduction to EL, Course overview  
Introduction to EL, Course overview  
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