ENG1101 - English Linguistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

This course gives students an introduction to central areas related to the study of modern English language, for example morphology, semantics, syntax, phonetics, phonology and pragmatics. The different aspects are dealt with through discussions of basic ideas and themes within the above-mentioned subject areas. The course provides students with the concepts and ideas used to describe and analyse the English language, as well as a theoretical insight into the language system.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- have basic theoretical insight into the system of language.
- have basic knowledge of at least three of the four main subfields of linguistic analysis (phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics) as these relate to the study of the modern English language.
- have knowledge of basic concepts and ideas and linguistic terminology commonly used to describe and analyse the English language.
- have the knowledge of linguistics necessary to be able to read and understand undergraduate-level academic/scientific texts dealing with topics in descriptive and theoretical linguistics and adjacent fields.
- are able to apply some basic linguistic terms and concepts from at least three linguistic subfields to describe and analyse English language data.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminar sessions, supervision. The lectures cover central issues in the course, whereas the seminar sessions give students the opportunity to provide solutions to linguistic exercises. Supervision is offered in connection to compulsory assignments. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 assignments in the course of the semester, consisting of written tasks, online quizzes, or a combination.

Further on evaluation

The exam must be answered in English. Information about which dictionaries students are allowed to consult during the exam will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG6100 7.5
HFENG111 7.5
HFENG111 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2018-12-21 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.