ENG1101 - English Linguistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

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.


Candidates who have passed this course

- 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.

Students should expect that this 7.5 credit course equates with approximately 10 hours of work per week, including teaching time.

Obligatory assignments: 2 assignments in the course of the semester, consisting of written tasks, online quizzes, or a combination, worth approximately 1000-1500 words.

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.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFENG111 7.5
HFENG111 7.5
ENG6100 7.5
ENG6020 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
ENG6025 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
  • English Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F 2023-10-12 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 15
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 0
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F 2024-05-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 82
  • * 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.

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