On this curricular unit, we propose to reflect upon general Linguistics, namely the properties of its object and the foundational proposals by Saussure.
Then, we will focus on the different levels of linguistic analysis: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. Their main concepts and methods will be presented.
Finally, we will reflect upon language variation in its three dimensions: regional, social and individual/situational.
1.st PART – LINGUISTICS AND VERBAL LANGUAGE
THEME 1 – Linguistics and Semiotics: the proposals by Saussure
2.nd PART – LEVELS OF LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS
THEME 2 – Phonetics and Phonology
Object of study and basic concepts of Phonetics and Phonology
THEME 3 – Morphology and Syntax
Object of study and basic concepts of Morphology and Syntax
THEME 4 – Semantics and Pragmatics
Object of study and basic concepts of Semantics and Pragmatics
3.rd PART – LANGUAGE VARIATION
THEME 5 – Language variation
Regional, social and individual/situational language variation
SILVA, Paulo Nunes da (2010), Manual de Introdução aos Estudos Linguísticos (available at the curricular unit page on Moodle platform).
Note: Other references will be presented during the semester for each subject.