This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 131
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: IV
  • Title: Introduction To Linguistics
  • Stream: Linguistics
  • Core areas of linguistic structure: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics; Phonetics: the vocal tract, articulation of vowels and consonants; Phonology: distinctive features, segmental and phonotactic structure, suprasegmental structure; Phonemic analysis, underlying representation and rewrite rules; Phonological processes: assimilation, dissimilation, metathesis, deletion, ellipsis, syncope; Morphology: inflectional and derivational morphology, compounding, reduplication; Syntax: innatenesss and Universal Grammar, categories, phrase structure rules, thematic relations, argument structure, Wh-movement, case and government, noun phrase movement, anaphors and binding; Semantics: the principle of compositionality, intension, extension, reference, denotation and truth conditions.


    1. A. Akmajian, R. Demers, A.K. Farmer and R. Harnish, Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, MIT Press, 2001.

    2. W. Grady, J. Archibald, Contemporary Linguistic Analysis, 6th Ed, Prentice Hall, 2009.


    1. V. Fromkin, R. Rodman, and N. Hyams, Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory. Blackwell Publishers, 2001.