AL4304 - Introduction to Language Structure
(3 undergraduate credits)
This course introduces the student to basic concepts of language. It will enhance student's ability to learn another language by providing a framework of the common types of word and sentence structures found in different types of languages. Students will have the opportunity to identify and transcribe the most common sounds in human languages. They will also learn how natural language sound systems function in order to understand how a scientifically-based alphabet works. Students will practice discovering basic language structures by working with natural language data.
This course serves as a prerequisite for AA4505 in lieu of AL4302 and AL4410a, but not as a prerequisite for any AL course.