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Linguistics

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

MODULE: Linguistics

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 36 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Linguistics

This program deals with the structural and interpretive parts of language: morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, variation, and change. It is also cognitively oriented and includes pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, as well as language and the brain. The program provides a sound coverage of linguistic methodology. Language is the ultimate puzzle of the human mind.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Languages of the World
The Communication Process
Language Acquisition
Human Communication Theory
Linguistics
Modern Linguistics
Grammar & Morphology
Syntax & Semantics
Phonetics & Phonology
Psychology of Language
Philosophy of Language
Cognitive Development

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: Peter A. Muckley
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

 

DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Linguistics

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Linguistics (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 12 courses from this specialization module in Linguistics.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Linguistics (130 Academic Credits)
36 credits for 12 Specialization Courses in Linguisticsdistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 34 credits or 11 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Linguistics (35~50 Academic Credits)
36 credits for 12 Specialization Courses in Linguisticsdistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Linguistics (45~70 Academic Credits)
36 credits for 12 Specialization Courses in Linguisticsdistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.

 

 

 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

 

ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

 

SUBJECT COURSES: Linguistics

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Languages of the World

Language is a fundamental characteristic of the human species. This course provides a survey of the world's languages and focuses on their diversity and complexity, as well as their syntactic, phonological, and morphological properties.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

The Communication Process

This course introduces the processes that govern message delivery and reception. It covers intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, non-verbal communication, language and verbal interaction, group communication, and conflict management. It considers the impact of context, situation, perception, culture, medium, and message on communication.

Instructor: Eduardo Cano Camarero

 

Language Acquisition

This course explores the question “How do children manage to learn language?” It introduces classic and contemporary theories of language acquisition. Topics include early speech perception; word learning; acquisition of phonology, morphology, and syntax; development of pragmatic and metalinguistic knowledge; and developmental change in language comprehension and production.

Instructor: Philomena Wavinya Ndambuki

 

Human Communication Theory

This course explores contemporary theories of human communication, with emphasis on the internal and external communication processes in business and other professional organizations. It surveys the theory, techniques, practices, goals, and the social environment in which human communication exists.

Instructor: Eduardo Cano Camarero

 

Linguistics

This course deals with the structural and interpretive parts of language: morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, variation, and change. It is also cognitively oriented and includes pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the brain. It provides a sound coverage of linguistic methodology. Language is the ultimate puzzle of the human mind.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Modern Linguistics

This course examines modern linguistics, behaviorist versus rationalist theories of language, universal and cognitive aspects of language structure, interplay of genetic and social factors in language formation, and linguistic analysis. It reviews the major linguistic theories in phonology, syntax, and semantics.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Grammar & Morphology

This course explores grammatical concepts and terminology, the structure of words, and the processes by which they are formed. It explains morphological processes in a variety of languages.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Syntax & Semantics

This course studies the structural properties of language and the parameters of syntactic theory models. It explores the meaning of language and how it functions in communication and thinking, the relation of semantics to syntax, and the discussion of various semantic phenomena in natural language.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Phonetics & Phonology

This course studies speech sounds, the mechanisms of their production, and their structuring in languages. It reviews current issues in phonetics and phonology.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Psychology of Language

This course discusses the psychological processes underlying the use of language. It explains how these principles are applied to linguistic development and organization, including language structure, speech perception, language acquisition. It also explores the psychological processes underlying comprehension and language production and examines the relation between brain and language and the species-specificity of the human language.

Instructor: Elena Lorente Rodríguez

 

Philosophy of Language

This course studies the major topics and concepts of language philosophy namely the nature and structure of language, how meaning emerges in language, the relationship of language and the world, the role of ambiguity in dialogue, and the evolution of language in community.

Instructor: Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Cognitive Development

This course focuses on the theories and models of learning as applied to the fields of education, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence. It reviews different theoretical orientations to learning and memory, metacognition, analogy, language acquisition, reading, writing, mathematics, concept learning, skill acquisition, and self regulated learning.

Instructor: Elena Lorente Rodríguez

 

 

 

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