Introduction to Linguistics

Welcome to Introduction to Linguistics, a course covering the five main areas of analysis. None of these topics go into too much depth, but form a solid basis for follow-up courses that are a little more rigorous. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email them to contact@trevtutor.com

Lectures

Overview of Linguistics
Syntax – Word Order, Grammaticality, and Phrase Structure Rules
Syntax – Word Classes and Constituency
Syntax – Tree Practice, Adjuncts, Complements, and Specifiers
Semantics – Ambiguity, Entailment, Paraphrase, and Contradictions
Semantics – Gricean Maxims, Implicature, and Presupposition
Semantics – Thematic Roles
Morphology – Free and Bound Morphemes, Affixes
Morphology – Derivational and Inflectional Morphemes, Morphological Changes
Morphology – Clipping, Blending, Backformation, Acronyms, and Onomatopoeia
Phonetics – Articulatory Phonetics, Basics of Transcription
Phonetics – Production and Transcription of Consonants
Phonetics – Production and Transcription of Vowels
Phonology – Minimal Pairs, Phonemes, and Allophones
Phonology – Syllable Structure and Sonoroity Hierarchy
Phonology – Features
Phonology – Rules and Derivation

Exams

Introduction to Linguistics – Midterm 1
Introduction to Linguistics – Midterm 1 Solutions
Introduction to Linguistics – Midterm 2
Introduction to Linguistics – Midterm 2 Solutions

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3 thoughts on “Introduction to Linguistics

  1. I just wanted to thank you for your videos! I just started studying (Bachelor of Education – English/Philosophy) and your videos on linguistics really save me a lot of time! You’re good at explaining things and your passion for teaching motivates me greatly! ^^ I will recommend you to all my fellow students! Keep up the good work!
    Greetings from CJ in Germany

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  2. Seems like this page isn’t fully updated; the two first links to “morphology” directs to the same video, and the phonetics portion hasn’t been linked up yet. Just a heads up – content is amazing!

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