ENG1013 Introduction to the Study of Language

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

This course aims to:

  1. Raise students’ awareness of language via the study of various aspects of human language, including: sound patterns, word structure, sentence patterns, historical changes of language, dialects, language families, society and language, language acquisition, writing systems.
  2. Introduce students to the concept of language structure, and the social and cultural functions of language.
  3. Prepare students for further, detailed research and study (and presentation) in language or linguistics.

Course Intended Learning outcomes (cilos) with matching to PILOs

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Programme Title: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Translation Studies

PILO

Upon successful completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

PILO 1

Communicate and translate effectively as a bilingual and bicultural professional in Chinese and English and in written and verbal forms;

PILO 2

Compare and contrast differences in cultural contexts in order to build a strong sense of bicultural sensitivity;

PILO 3

Apply various theories and concepts to facilitate and to analyze the practices of translation and interpreting;

PILO 4

Develop the necessary interpersonal skills and professional ethics for a career in translation and/or interpreting as well as in language and communication fields;

PILO 5

Conduct independent basic research in translation studies.

CILOs-PILOs Mapping Matrix

Course Code & Title: ENG 1100 Introduction to the Study of Language

CILO Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: PILO(s) to be addressed

CILO 1

Explain the fundamental structures of human language, including phonological, syntactic, and morphological aspects;

PILO 1

CILO 2

Describe how language is produced and used, and identify both the diversity of language systems and their fundamental similarities;

PILOs 1, 2

CILO 3

Analyse a piece of English text (spoken or written) according to its structure or the function of components in the piece related to language and culture.

PILOs 1, 3