LING - LINGUISTICS

Department of English Language & Literature (ARS)


LING - 3000 HUMAN LANGUAGE
[3 hours] A nontechnical overview of the nature of human language, including issues relating to spoken and written language, language change and language development, and other aspects of language use in a variety of contexts.


LING - 3150 LINGUISTIC PRINCIPLES
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 3150. An introduction to modern linguistic theories about the nature and structure of language. Data from English as well as other languages will be used.


LING - 3160 GRAMMATICAL DESCRIPTION I: PHONOLOGY
[3 hours] Introduction to the study of patterns and rules which govern the production of human speech, including a review of phonetics and a study of various explanatory theories. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 3170 GRAMMATICAL DESCRIPTION II: SYNTAX
[3 hours] Introduction to syntax within the transformational-generative framework. Emphasis on data from a variety of languages as a basis for evaluating competing theories. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 3180 GRAMMATICAL DESCRIPTION III: MORPHOLOGY
[3 hours] Theories of how morphemes combine to form structurally complex words; word formation rules; the relationship between word structure and how words sound. Recommended: LING 3160 and/or 3170. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 3190 SOCIOLINGUISTICS
[3 hours] Combines linguistic and societal concerns through empirical research; includes issues of language variation and related larger constructs such as speech community, communicative competence, dialect, and language change. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 4100 THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4100. Description of the changes that have taken place in the English language from the earliest days to the present. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 4110 OLD ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4110. A study of phonology, morphology and syntax with representative readings in verse and prose. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


LING - 4120 MIDDLE ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4120. Study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Middle English, with special attention to literary and cultural background. Representative readings in verse and prose. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


LING - 4130 AMERICAN DIALECTS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4130. A study of the major regional and social dialects of the United States, their origins, and the methods of modern dialectology. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 4140 LANGUAGE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4140 and AFST 4140. Focuses on the distinctive elements of African American Vernacular English, its historical origins, its sociocultural development, and its implications for pedagogy and language policy.


LING - 4150 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY I
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4150. Focus on methods of applied linguistics in the broad sense, including their use in studies of first and second language acquisition, language teaching, the teaching of reading and writing, and other related areas. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150, or Permission of Instructor


LING - 4170 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY II
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4170. Focuses on theories of second/foreign language acquisition, especially, but not exclusively, as they relate to English as a Second Language. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 4150


LING - 4180 THE REPRESENTATION OF LANGUAGE IN THE BRAIN
[3 hours] An investigation of the various sorts of linguistic deficits that result from brain damage; what this and various imaging studies reveal about how language is represented in the brain. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 3150


LING - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[3 hours] An undergraduate course on a special topic. Consult Time Schedules for topic to be studied, prerequisite(s) and semester offered.


LING - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours] An opportunity for students to concentrate on areas of interest or weakness. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


LING - 5100/7100 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 5100/7100. Study of the origins and development of the English language. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5/7150, 5/7110, 5/7120 or consent of instructor


LING - 5110/7110 OLD ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 5110/7110. Study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Old English, with special attention to literary and cultural backgrounds. Representative readings in verse and prose.


LING - 5120/7120 MIDDLE ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 5120/7120. Study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Middle English, with special attention to literary and cultural background. Representative readings in verse and prose.


LING - 5130/7130 AMERICAN DIALECTS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 5130/7130. A study of the major regional and social dialects of the United States, their origins, and the methods of modern dialectology. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150


LING - 5140/7140 LANGUAGE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 5140/7140. focuses on the distinctive elements of African American Vernacular English, its historical origins, its sociocultural development, and its implications for pedagogy and language policy.


LING - 5150/7150 FUNDAMENTALS OF LINGUISTICS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 5150/7150. Formal techniques required for the synchronic and diachronic study of language


LING - 5160/7160 PHONOLOGY
[3 hours] Fundamentals of phonological description, phonetics, phonemics, distinctive features, generative phonology, with study of formulations basic to phonological theory. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150


LING - 5170/7170 SYNTAX
[3 hours] Formal theories of syntactic analysis, the relationship between semantics and syntax and the evaluation of current approaches. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150


LING - 5180/7180 MORPHOLOGY
[3 hours] The theory of word structure within the framework of generative grammar. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150, LING 5160/7160


LING - 5190/7190 SOCIOLINGUISTICS
[3 hours] Combines linguistic and societal concerns through empirical research. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150


LING - 6150/8150 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY I
[3 hours] Course is cross listed as ENGL 6150/8150. Focus on the methods of applied linguistics in the broad sense, through case studies including research on first and second language acquisition, language teaching, the teaching of reading and writing, and other related areas. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150 or permission of Instructor. Corequisite: LING or ENGL 6160/8160


LING - 6160/8160 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY I LABORATORY
[1 hour] Course is cross listed as ENGL 6160/8160. Computer lab work for Applied Linguistics Research and Theory I. Corequisite: LING or ENGL 6150/8150


LING - 6170/8170 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY II
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ENGL 6170/8170. Focuses on theories of second/foreign language acquisition, especially, but not exclusively, as they relate to English as a Second Language. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 6150/8150


LING - 6180/8180 LANGUAGE AND THE BRAIN
[3 hours] An investigation of the areas of the brain that control language. Prerequisite: LING or ENGL 5150/7150


LING - 6980/8980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[3 hours] A graduate course on a special topic. Consult Time Schedule for topic to be studied, prerequisite(s), and semester offered.


LING - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours] An opportunity for students to concentrate on areas of interest or weakness. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Last Updated: 5/5/14