Linguistics - LING


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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150 Introduction to the Study of Language
3 hours. The nature of human language and its grammatical, social, and biological aspects are covered. Individual and Society course.

160 Language and Society
3 hours. Language and its social context: linguistic variation in the community; types of linguistic interaction; language as a reflection of its social origins. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

170 Languages of the World
3 hours. A survey of the world's languages: their cultural origins, relationships, similarities, and differences. Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.

201 Classical Etymology in the Life Sciences
3 hours. The structure and formation of technical terms used in the health sciences, based on roots and elements from Greek and Latin. Same as CL 201. Prerequisite(s): Any 100-level biological sciences sequence.

215 Japanese Language and Culture
3 hours. Survey of the development of cultural traits and values throughout Japanese history, and the basic characteristics of Japanese grammar. Focus on the way in which grammar and vocabulary use reflect those traits and values. Same as JPN 215. World Cultures course.

260 Language Acquisition, Language Contact and Bilingualism
3 hours. The social and psychological aspects of three major areas of language acquisition and use will be addressed: child language acquisition, adult second language acquisition and bilingualism/language contact. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above. Recommended background: LING 150 or LING 160 or a similar course. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

402 Trial Interaction
3 OR 4 hours. Language use, culture, and law in the trial process. Analysis of qualitative methods applied to legal processes and change. Same as CLJ 402. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 261 and CLJ 350; or consent of the instructor.

405 Introduction to General Linguistics
3 OR 4 hours. Linguistics, the scientific study of language as knowledge, structure, and use, involves Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics. Introduction to Linguistics explores these disciplines. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

406 History of European Standard Languages
3 OR 4 hours. The phenomenon of the "standard language" in Western and Eastern Europe. Same as CEES 406. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. In cases where students speak languages other than English, they might receive tasks to research literature in that language (and on that language) and to present their research results. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

415 Linguistic Structures I
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to key concepts in the field, including descriptive and perscriptive grammars, competence and performance, and human language as a system; articulatory phonetics; phonology; morphology. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

425 Linguistic Structures II
3 OR 4 hours. Fundamentals of semantics and syntax within the broad frameworks of generative and functional linguistics, including key concepts such as sense reference, utterance, sentence, form and function. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

459 Topics in Linguistics
3 OR 4 hours. Topics vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

474 Cognitive Psychology of Language
3 hours. Provides students with a survey of methods, theory and research in language and discourse processing. Same as COMM 454, and PSCH 454. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

480 Sociolinguistics
3 OR 4 hours. The study of language structure and use involving socially-informed pragmatics, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistic variation and dialectology, and issues of bilingualism. Same as ANTH 480. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): LING 405 or junior standing and consent of the instructor.

483 Methodology of Second Language Teaching
3 OR 4 hours. Approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching second languages with a focus on speaking, listening, writing, reading, and on assessment and curriculum/syllabus design. Same as CI 483 and LCSL 483. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.

487 Computer Assisted Language Learning
3 OR 4 hours. An introduction to computer assisted language learning (CALL): the use of computer technology in second language reading and research. The effectiveness of CALL technology is assessed based on SLA theory and research studies. Same as GER 487 and SPAN 487. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): LING 483 or CIE 483 or GER 448 or FR 448 or SPAN 448 or GER 449 or FR 449 or SPAN 449; or SPAN 502 or FR 502 or the equivalent; and senior standing or above.

496 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Students are assigned to this course at the discretion of the department. Independent study in an area of linguisitics not normally covered by regular course offerings. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A maximum of 6 hours is allowed for undergraduate students, and 8 hours of credit for graduate students. Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of linguistics and approval of the head of the department.

506 Cross-Cultural Communication
4 hours. Analysis of different theoretical approaches to cross-cultural communication (sociolinguistic, attributional); contrastive analysis of Western and non-Western cultural systems (interactional etiquette, discourse rules). Same as COMM 506.

531 Grammar for TESOL
4 hours. Survey of major grammatical structures and patterns as they relate to TESOL instruction.

540 Language and Gender
4 hours. Examination of sociolinguistic research and theories on the interrelationships between language and gender, including gender categories in linguistic systems, gender differences in language use, interaction, and cross-cultural comparisons. Same as GWS 540.

551 Research Practicum in Sociolinguistics
4 hours. Strategies and methods for studying language use in communities: participant-observation, interviewing, elicitation, using public-domain data, note-taking vs. tape recording, and issues of transcription and ethics. Same as SPAN 551. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): LING 480; or consent of the instructor.

556 Second Language Learning
4 hours. An introduction to research findings and methods in second language learning. Same as SPAN 556. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

558 Seminar in Applied Linguistics
4 hours. Advanced study in applied linguistics. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours of credit, if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): LING 483 or CI 483 or FR 448 or GER 448 or SPAN 448; or FR 449 or GER 449 or SPAN 449; or consent of the instructor or LCSL 502 (or the equivalent).

559 Seminar in Linguistics
4 hours. Advanced study in descriptive or theoretical linguistics. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): LING 405; or consent of the instructor.

582 Qualitative Methods in Communication
4 hours. Qualitative methods course analyzing language and culture patterns. Same as COMM 580. Prerequisite(s): COMM 501 or consent of the instructor.

583 Materials and Curriculum Development in Second Language Teaching
4 hours. Focuses on students' development of a systematic understanding and practical knowledge of materials and curriculum development for second language instruction. Same as LCSL 583. Prerequisite(s): LING 483.

586 Second Language Assessment
4 hours. Theory and practice in the creation and evaluation of tests in the second language classroom. Prerequisite(s): LING 483 or LCSL 502; and graduate standing; or consent of the instructor.

593 Preparation for Practicum in TESOL
2 hours. Observation of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Peer teaching and discussion. Individual work with ESL students. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): LING 483 or LING 531; or consent of the instructor and credit or concurrent registration in LING 583.

594 Practicum in TESOL
9 hours. Practical experience in the teaching of English as a second language under the supervision of an experienced teacher in an actual classroom, or another practical experience under the supervision of an experienced professional. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): LING 593 and consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Study in Linguistics
1 TO 6 hours. Students are assigned to this course at the discretion of the department. Independent study and research on a topic other than that approved for a graduate thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and approval of the head of the department.

597 Research in Linguistics
0 TO 16 hours. Independent research in linguistics. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the department. A maximum of 4 hours of credit may be applied toward the M.A. in Linguistics degree. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and the director of graduate studies. Open only to degree candidates.

598 Master's Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Students engaged in thesis research and writing are assigned to this course at the discretion of the department. Independent research on a topic approved for a graduate thesis. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the thesis supervisor and approval of the head of the department. Open only to degree candidates.


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