LET-CIWB157-IBC
Language and Communication
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-CIWB157-IBC
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Communication and Information Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. U. Nederstigt
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Lecturer
dr. U. Nederstigt
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Contactperson for the course
dr. U. Nederstigt
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Lecturer
dr. M.B.P. Starren
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Academic year2018
Period
PER 1-PER 2  (01/09/2018 to 01/02/2019)
Starting block
PER 1
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students (maximum 30).
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
  • Describe and analyse communication from the perspective of different linguistic disciplines such as phonology and pragmatics;
  • Review how language choices influence the success of communication.
  • Formulate a research idea based on the topics taught in this course.
Content
Language is a complex system that involves a number of different linguistic processes. Successful communication is subject to these different processes; it may depend on the correct pronunciation or grammar, the use of the relevant vocabulary, but also the use of appropriate conventions in different contexts. The description and analysis of communication at various levels involve a basic knowledge of these linguistic processes, their theoretical backgrounds and the terminology to describe them. In this course, students will study the different linguistic processes of the language system at different levels, such as the sound, word, sentence, text or discourse. The course provides student with the tools to be able to describe language and communication and analyse the way in which language works in different communicative situations. Based on the knowledge acquired in this lecture, students develop research ideas for the different areas of linguistics discusses. One of these research ideas will be used in the second semester course on Research Methodology as research assignment.
Assumed previous knowledge
Only accessible to students of the BA International Business Communication (and a limited number of exchange students).

Note for exchange students: you cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least B2 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

Required materials
Literature
ISBN:9781107637993
Title:An introduction to language and linguistics
Author:Fasold, R. W., & Connor-Linton, J. (Eds.)
Publisher:Cambridge University Press (2014)

Instructional modes
Lecture and tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Written exam part 1
Test weight40
Test typeWritten exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5

Remark
Note to exchange students: it is not possible to take the written exam at a different time or place.

Written exam part 2
Test weight40
Test typeWritten exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5

Remark
Note to exchange students: it is not possible to take the written exam at a different time or place.

Research Proposal
Test weight20
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5

Assignment
Test weight0
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
6