Linguistics

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200s

LING 200 Introduction to Linguistics 3
The structure and system of language with English as the subject of analysis: history, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, usage. Study Area III

LING 230 The Study of Language 3
General concepts of language as it evolved in thought, society, literature, and scientific analysis, with emphasis on universal characteristics and relevance to contemporary English. Study Area III [I]

300s

LING 300 Language Acquisition 3
Prereq.: LING 200. Study of how we acquire our first language; child language, regional and social dialect, register, style, and idiolect.

LING 312 Introduction to Syntax 3
Prereq.: LING 200. Introduction to basic principles of syntactic theory within contemporary grammatical frameworks and how they generate grammatical sentences. Construction of sound syntactic arguments in linguistic theory. Emphasis on English syntax. Irregular.

LING 313 Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology 3
Prereq.: LING 200. Articulation, acoustics, and perception of speech sounds in human language. Patterning and representation of sounds in phonological systems. Phonological processes. Use of the computerized Speech Laboratory. Irregular.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

LING 400 Linguistic Analysis 3
Intensive analysis (syntactic, morphological, phonological) of selected data from English and other languages. Particular emphasis on developing analytical skills. Irregular. [GR]

LING 430 Studies in Linguistics & the English Language 3
Selected topics in linguistics. Students may take this course under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular. [GR]

LING 431 The History of the English Language 3
History, growth, and structure of the English language. Spring. [GR]

LING 433 Introduction to Computational Linguistics 3
Prereq.: LING 312 and 313. Investigation of computational models of natural language processing for both parsing and production of lexical, phonological, and syntactic units, including text to speech. The relationship between linguistic theories and the algorithms that can implement them. Irregular.

LING 434 Speech & Natural Languages Processing 3
Prereq.: LING 312 and 313. Exploration of techniques and methods of human-computer dialogues with primary focus on how computers recognize, parse, and produce syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and other discourse-theoretic aspects of human languages such as English. Irregular.

LING 496 TESOL Methods 3
Principles, methods, and materials for teaching English to non-English speaking students at all levels. Acquisition and practice of basic language teaching skills. Intercultural communication in the TESOL classroom. [GR]

LING 497 Second Language Acquisition 3
Major theories of language acquisition and their potential application to language learning. The theoretical bases of second language instruction. Spring. [GR]

500s

LING 512 Modern Syntax 3
Concepts and formalisms in grammar. Problem solving in English syntax. Contemporary developments in syntactic theory. Spring.

LING 513 Modern Phonology 3
Characteristics and organization of sound systems of languages. Special attention to the sound system of English and how it fits into universal patterns. Generative and post-generative phonologies. Spring.

LING 515 An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 3
Examination of the interlocking nature of language and society, with particular emphasis on sociolinguistic theory and field work.

LING 530 Topics in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics 3
Detailed study of a specific subfield in theoretical or applied linguistics. Students may take this course under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

LING 533 Second Language Composition 3
Psycholinguistics of writing in a second language. Principles, methods, and materials for teaching writing to students of English as a second or foreign language. The second language writing curriculum. Fall.

LING 535 Second Language Testing 3
Linguistic and academic assessment of non-native speakers of English. Determination of language dominance and proficiency of bilinguals. Preparation of language tests. Fall.

LING 596 TESOL Practicum 3
Prereq.: LING 496. Students will teach ESOL under supervision. Spring.

LING 598 Research in TESOL & Applied Linguistics 3
Covers research topics and methods in TESOL and applied linguistics. Fall.

LING 599 Thesis 3
Prereq.: Admission to the M.S. program in TESOL, a minimum of 15 credits of graduate coursework in TESOL and applied linguistics, permission of department chair, and a 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation of the thesis under supervision of the thesis advisor. On demand.

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