TJU Syllabus for A Brief history of Western Linguistics

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Title:

A Brief history of Western Linguistics

Semester Hours:

32

Credits:

2

Time Distribution

Lecture£º

28

Computer Lab£º

 

Experiment£º

 

Practice£º

4

Practice (Week)£º

 

Work Outside Class£º

 

Date:

Dec.2014

Offered by:

School of Liberal Arts and Law

for:

Chinese Language and Literature

Prerequisite:

Introduction to Linguistics

1. Course Description

By studying in this course, students are supposed to acquire the basic knowledge on general history of linguistic progress in the Western world. They are advised to try to organize their own opinions on various schools¡¯ point of view. Each student is required to finish a specific brief study on any preferred school or linguist, in order to earn a basic train of linguistic problem research.

2. Requirements

This is a selective course for undergraduate students who major in Chinese Language and Literature. By studying it, students are supposed to get familiar with the brief history, various Schools of western linguistic study and their primary viewpoints. The major aim of this course is to widen students¡¯ horizon, and help them draw their own conclusion on different linguistic views and understand history of linguistic thoughts from a European-North American perspective.

3. Topics

Chapter 1  Introduction

Chapter 2  Greece

Chapter 3  Rome

Chapter 4  The Middle Age

Chapter 5  The Renaissance and after

Chapter 6  The eve of Modern times

Chapter 7  Comparative and Historical Linguistics

Chapter 8  The Young Grammarians

Chapter 9  de Saussure

Chapter 10  The Prague School

Chapter 11  The Copenhagen School

Chapter 12  the American Descriptivist

Chapter 13  The Transformational Generative Grammar

Chapter 14  Other Contemporary Linguistics Studies

4. Semester Hour Structure

Topics

Lecture

Computer Lab.

Experiment

Practice

Practice (Week)

Work outside class

Chapter 1  Introduction

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2  Greece

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3  Rome

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4  The Middle Age

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5  The Renaissance and after

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6  The eve of Modern times

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7  Comparative and Historical Linguistics

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8  The Young Grammarians

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9  de Saussure

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10  The Prague School

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11  The Copenhagen School

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12  the American Descriptivist

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13  The Transformational Generative Grammar

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14  Other Contemporary Linguistics Studies

2

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

 

 

 

4

 

 

Sum:

28

 

 

4

 

 

5. Grading

Presentation (30%); Submit papers (70%)

6. Text-Book & Additional Readings

Text book:

R. H. Robins: A Short History of Linguistics (4th edition), Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, January, 2003.

Main References:

1. R. H. Robins, translated by Xu Debao: A Short History of Linguistics, China Social Sciences Press, October, 1997.

2. Pieter A. M. Seuren: Western Linguistics: An Historical Introduction, Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

3. Theodora Bynon, F. R. Palmer edited: Studies in the History of Western Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, 1986.

4. Yao Xiaoping: A History of Western Linguistics, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, August, 2011.

5. Xu Zhimin: A Brief History of Western Linguistics, Fudan University Press, July, 2013.

6. Liu Runqing: A Introduction to the Western Linguistic Schools, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, August, 2013.

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