University of Delhi
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New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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Course programme


Language as a system of communication: Human and non-human
communications, communicative functions; language, speech and
writing; language and thought the concept of linguistic sign; the arbitrary
nature of linguistic sign; writing systems.

Structure of language : levels of linguistic structure : phonological,
morphological, syntactic and semantic; the concepts of speech-sound,
phoneme and allophone; word and morpheme, the concepts of morph,
morpheme and allomorph; inflection versus derivation; form classes
(grammatical categories); morpho-syntactic primes : tenses, aspect,
mood, voice, case, person, number, gender, government and agreement,
compounding and other processes of word formation; phrase, clause
and sentence structure; basic notions of meaning relations.

Interrelationship in language: form versus substance; syntarmatic and
paradigmatic relationships; synchronic versus diachronic study of
language; la langue versus la parole; linguistic competence and linguistic

Language, culture and society : Speech-communities; language and
culture; language, dialect and idiolect; sociolinguistic variation; bi/

Language classification and change : The genealogical, typological and
areal system of classification of languages; language families; phonetic
and phonemic change; morphological and syntactic change; analogy as
a process of language change; language contact and convergence.

Course L002 Aspects of language and Linguistic Behaviour
UNIT I: Morphosyntactic Processes
Processes of word formation; structure of word, segmentation and analysis;
type of sentences: Declarative, Interrogative [Yes-no, Wh- questions];
embedded sentences [coordination, complementation, relativization etc].

UNIT II: Language and Society
Scheduled and nonscheduled languages of India; regional speech varieties:
lexical and phonological description; social differentiation of language;
language and social inequality.

UNIT III: Language and Mind
Language as biological behaviour, brain and language; language faculty and
language acquisition, motherese; normal and pathological language.

UNIT IV: Language and Machine
Computational linguistics and Natural language processing; parsing and
generation, computer aided translation and language teaching.

UNIT V: Language and Literature
The relation of language to literature; emotive versus scientific language;
standard language versus poetic language; stylistics and its relation to
semiotics, aesthetics, and poetics; language variation and style.

Course L003 Issues in Linguistic Applications
UNIT 1: Linguistics and Language Teaching
Learning theories and language teaching; notions of mother tongue (M.T.),
other tongue (O.T.), second and foreign language teaching; methods of
language teaching; syllabus design and language testing.

UNIT II: Linguistics and Translation
Principles of translation; different stages of translation; types of translation,
interpretation and transcreation; problems of translation.

UNIT III : Linguistics and Business Communication
Interpersonal and business communication; message structure and message
rewriting; effective textual strategies: clarity, conciseness, consistency
and coherence; content, style and persuasion; document summarization;
report writing.

UNIT IV : Linguistics and Lexicography
Structure and function of lexeme, types of dictionaries; dictionary making:
collection, selection and organization of materials; problems in dictionary

UNIT V: Clinical Linguistics
Linguistics and language pathology; neurolinguistics and linguistic
aphasiology; aphasia, agrammatism and dyslexia; speech pathology and

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