Courses and Syllabi

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Linguistics Fall 2020

Undergraduate

300-Level Courses in LING

LING 306: General Linguistics (3 Credits)

Overview of grammatical structure of English including world classes, phrases, and complex sentences. Analyzes English grammar using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

LING 307: English Grammar (3 Credits)

Overview of grammatical structure of English including word classes, phrases, and complex sentences. Analyzes English grammar using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. Equivalent to ENGH 307.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW
  • - 002 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

400-Level Courses in LING

LING 480: First Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

Examines first language acquisition from a linguistic perspective. Covers the development of a first phonology, syntax, and semantics. Emphasizes research methods in the study of child language. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: LING 306C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 003 — Cynthia Lukyanenko — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Thompson Hall 2022

LING 490: Generative Phonology (3 Credits)

Sound systems of English and other languages from perspectives of phonological theory. Topics include articulatory phonetics, distinctive features, nature of phonological representations, rhythm and stress, and phonological universals and constraints. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 003 — steven h. weinberger — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Krug Hall 19

Graduate

500-Level Courses in LING

LING 520: Introduction to Linguistics (3 Credits)

Introduces terminology and methodology of modern linguistic science, and detailed structural analysis of English phonology, morphology, and syntax. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

LING 521: Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language (3 Credits)

Theories and basic principles of teaching a second language, especially as they relate to English language. Introduces students to methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306, 520, 690, or 786.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

LING 523: English Phonetics (3 Credits)

In-depth description and analysis of sound system processes of modern English. Topics include segmental phonetics, syllable structure, connected speech, and prosodic phenomena. Also addresses implications for language instruction. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - DL1 — Online
  • - 002 — Vincent Chanethom — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — West Building 1004

LING 580: First Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

Examines first language acquisition from a linguistic perspective. Covers the development of a first phonology, syntax, and semantics. Methodology in studying child language is discussed. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 520 or one of the following: LING 690, 786, 785 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 003 — Cynthia Lukyanenko — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson Hall B204

600-Level Courses in LING

LING 686: Special Topics in Linguistics (3 Credits)

Detailed advanced study of selected area of linguistics. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit with permission of department. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

LING 690: Generative Phonology (3 Credits)

Sound systems of English and other languages from the perspective of phonological theory. Topics include articulatory phonetics, distinctive features, nature of phonological representations and processes, rule ordering, abstractness, role of external evidence, and nonlinear phonology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — steven h. weinberger — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Robinson Hall B218

700-Level Courses in LING

LING 770: Research Methods (3 Credits)

Conceptualizing and conducting second language research, including process of developing research questions, gathering data, obtaining permission from institutional review board, choosing data collection measures, and coding linguistic and nonlinguistic data. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 690 or LING 785 or LING 786, and LING 582, or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Géraldine Walther — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

LING 787: Syntax II (3 Credits)

Theoretical treatment of syntactic phenomena that have emerged as standard problems for syntactic analysis. Problems include binding, extraction, and quantification. Extensive reading in primary theoretical literature. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 786.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Sylvia L.R. Schreiner — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Aquia Building 219

800-Level Courses in LING

LING 882: Seminar in Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

Advanced topics seminar in current language acquisition theory. Notes: Topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 782 or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled