Mangalore, May 3: World Konkani Centre will hold a week long summer programme on general linguistics from May 20 to 25 at World Konkani Centre, here.
This course is an introduction to linguistics, the scientific study of language. In order to understand what language is, a number of topics are examined, including: The sound system of language (phonetics and phonology), the structure of words and sentences (morphology and syntax), the meaning of words and sentences (semantics), how language can differ across time, between speakers, regions, and situations etc. At the end of this course, one should understand what linguists study and have a good understanding of the core concepts in each of the above topics.
The course consists of six days, starting at May 20 until May 25 – 10 am to 5 pm. The typical layout of a course day consists of a morning and afternoon lecture. Each lecture will consist of a combination of classroom style lectures and interactive individual and group exercises and practical work.
Eminent experts in linguistics such as Dr U P Updhyaya, Udupi, Dr Rocky V Miranda, Mysore, Dr Madhavi Sardesai, Goa and Dr Varija N, Mangalore will give lectures in above topics. Dr Sushila Upadhyaya will share from her vast experiences in field study.
The programme is free of any charges. Participants will be provided with course materials and refreshments. Accommodation is available on prior request.
Last date for registration is May 18.
Participation will entitle a certificate along with an eligibility to apply for a short-term fellowship from World Konkani Centre to participate in a field study project.
Any graduate with a passion for language can register for the programme online at www.vishwakonkani.org.
For more details contact Gurudath Bantwalkar (9901570447), assistant director, World Institute of Konkani Language, World Konkani Centre, Mangalore.