Tutorial 5.1: Basic Concepts
with Emily Loggen and Linda Mac | Running time: 14 min 53 sec
This tutorial introduces the basic concepts of linguistics. It will give brief answers to the questions: ‘What is linguistics?’, ‘What is language?’ and ‘What is grammar?’
Look at each of the six signs at the end of the Tutorial PDF. For each sign, note the following;
- Whether you think the sign is iconic or symbolic - or if it has elements of both.
- Which particular elements are symbolic, and what do you think the symbols mean?
- How did you work out, or how do you know, what the symbols mean?