This course is designed to prepare students to have an overview of linguistics and language. The orientation of this course is the language as a reflection of the structure of human thought and culture. The emphasis on the student is the various levels of linguistic structure (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, pragmatics) as learned in linguistic theory. This course also discusses the psycholinguistic view of language, language acquisition, language and thought, and the contribution of language to language planning and teaching, as well as the study of language use problems (speech, pragmatic, and discourse analysis), and the problem of language of language as a social phenomenon (dialect, pragmatics, language changes, etc.).