Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Linguistics

 

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]


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.


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]

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