Linguistics

Linguistics


Note: Linguistics courses are offered by the Department of Modern Languages.

Linguistics 2300

Introduction to Linguistics I: Phonetics and Phonology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the study of language, part one. Production and perception of speech sounds (phonetics) and sound systems (phonology) in English and other languages. Basic principles of sound change (historical phonology).

Linguistics 2600

Introduction to Linguistics II: Morphology, Syntax and Semantics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the study of language, part two. Internal structure of words and word formation processes (morphology). Basic sentence and phrase structure (syntax). Analysis of word and sentence meaning (semantics).
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300

Linguistics 3400

First Language Acquisition
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to first language acquisition. Topics include: research methods; phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical and communicative development; language acquisition in special circumstances (deafness, blindness, mental retardation, autism); bilingual language acquisition.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300;
Linguistics 2600
Equivalent: Linguistics 3850 (Language Acquisition);
Linguistics 3850 (Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition);
Psychology 3000 (Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition)

Linguistics 3600

Practical Phonetics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
A practical course in phonetics with an emphasis on transcription and pronunciation of the entire International Phonetic Alphabet. Topics include: the functions of the speech organs; speech production and articulation; analysis of speech sounds, stress and intonation; suprasegmental phenomena. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300

Linguistics 3700

Sociolinguistics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the social significance of linguistic variation, including the relation between language and social class, social mobility, social networks, age, sex, and gender.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300;
Linguistics 2600

Linguistics 3850

Selected Topics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Seminars on various topics. Offerings dependent upon student interest and available faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300;
Linguistics 2600;
Additional prerequisites may be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

Linguistics 4000

Seminars in Linguistics (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Senior seminars involving original research on or in-depth study of topics in linguistics, or the advanced study of an individual language or language family. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300;
Linguistics 2600;
Additional prerequisites may be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings