Introduction to Linguistics

Course Description

The science of language; an introduction to the study of how language works, such as the basics of linguistic description, including systems of phonetics and phonology, semantics, pragmatics, morphology and syntax. Course may also include the development of spoken and written languages, how people learn language, how language changes, the history of English, American Sign Language, and the study of general linguistic principles as they apply across languages.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
01359 LING 1 50Z ······· TBA-TBA Jasmina Topalovic ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2023-09-25 to 2023-12-15.
Class Syllabus: Download Syllabus
LING 1.50Z: Fully ONLINE. This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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