Introduction to Linguistics

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Course Code: 
SLT 1204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 


  • By the end of the course, students should understand the nature of language and relationships between language, society and culture
  • Students should demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts in the study of linguistics and phonetics as a basis for later study of language development and communication disabilities.
  • Students should identify and use basic phonetic and phonological levels of linguistic description


  • Introduction to language, society and culture
  • Linguistics and the scientific study of language
  • The speech mechanism and the production of sounds
  • General principles of phonetic description and analysis classification (IPA)
  • Introduction to the principles of phonology

Basic features of phonology in different Ugandan languages

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