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IGNOU MEG-04 - Aspects of Language

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IGNOU MEG-04 Code Details

  • University IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
  • Title Aspects of Language
  • Language(s)
  • Code MEG-04
  • Subject English
  • Degree(s) MA
  • Course Core Courses (CC)

IGNOU MEG-04 English Topics Covered

Block 1 - What is Language?

  • Unit 1 - The Nature of Language
  • Unit 2 - Looking at Data-I
  • Unit 3 - Looking at Data-II
  • Unit 4 - Language and Thought

Block 2 - History of English Language

  • Unit 1 - An Introduction
  • Unit 2 - Changes in Sounds and Spelling
  • Unit 3 - Changes in Vocabulary
  • Unit 4 - Changes in Grammar

Block 3 - (A) English Phonetics and Phonology-I

  • Unit 1 - The Speech Mechanism
  • Unit 2 - The Description and Classification of Consonants and Vowels
  • Unit 3 - Phonetic Transcription and Phonology
  • Unit 4 - The Consonants of English

Block 4 - (B) English Phonetics and Phonology-II

  • Unit 1 - The Vowels of English (R.P)
  • Unit 2 - Word Accent, Stress and Rhythm in Connected Speech
  • Unit 3 - Intonation

Block 5 - English Morphology

  • Unit 1 - The Study of Words
  • Unit 2 - Word-Formation in English-I
  • Unit 3 - Word-Formation in English-II
  • Unit 4 - Word-Formation in English-III

Block 6 - English Syntax

  • Unit 1 - Basic Notions of Syntactic Constituents and Phrase Structure 5
  • Unit 2 - Types of Clauses and Sentences
  • Unit 3 - Grammatical Punctions, Cases, and Thematic Roles
  • Unit 4 - The Syntax of Inflectional Elements: Tense & Agreement
  • Unit 5 - Pronouns, Reflexives, and Other Bound Elements
  • Unit 6 - Syntax of Scope: Adverbs, Quantifiers, and Negation

Block 7 - Language in Use-I

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Unit 2 - Speech Community and Multilingualism
  • Unit 3 - Bilingualism
  • Unit 4 - Language Standardization

Block 8 - Language in Use-II

  • Unit 1 - Multilingual Use of Codes
  • Unit 2 - Language Planning
  • Unit 3 - Conversational Analysis
  • Unit 4 - Learner Factors in Second Language Acquisition-I
  • Unit 5 - Learner Factors in Second Language Acquisition-II

Block 9 - The Spread of English

  • Unit 1 - Variation and Varieties
  • Unit 2 - Consolidation and Standardization of English
  • Unit 3 - The Spread and Rise of Englishes
  • Unit 4 - Indian English

Block 10 - Stylistics

  • Unit 1 - Language Variation-The context of Situation
  • Unit 2 - The Connection Between Linguistics, Literary Criticism and Stylistics
  • Unit 3 - Style and Content
  • Unit 4 - Analysing Texts-I
  • Unit 5 - Analysing Texts-II
  • Unit 6 - Analysing Texts-III
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IGNOU MEG-04 (July 2023 - January 2024) Assignment Questions

1. Write short notes on the following: (i) Theories on the origin of language (ii) The Articulatory System 2. Examine the salient features of the Sapir-Whorf hypotheses. 3. Discuss in detail the changes in English sounds with reference to changes in consonant sounds, the vowel system and spellings. 4. Discuss with examples the main speech mechanism with reference to three systems: the Respiratory System, the Phonatory System and the Articulatory System. 5. What do you think is the role of English vis-à-vis the Indian languages in modern India?

IGNOU MEG-04 (July 2022 - January 2023) Assignment Questions

1. Write short notes on the following: (i) Borrowings (ii) Langue and Parole 2. Discuss the description and classification of Consonants and Vowels. 3. Why is language planning essential in any country? What are the factors which influence language planning? 4. Do you agree with the ‘one language: one community’ theory? What other factors, apart from language, may determine one’s identification with a speech community? 5. What do you think is the role of English vis-à-vis the Indian languages in modern India?
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