Courses and Syllabi

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Linguistics Spring 2021

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

400-Level Courses in LING

LING 450: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 Credits)

Overview of the study of language variation and change. Topics to be covered include the interaction between language and social factors (age, sex, social class), dialects of English, speech communities, language contact, and language and gender. 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

LING 485: Semantics and Pragmatics (3 Credits)

Developments in theoretical linguistics that explore how language form is related to meaning and context. Topics include reference, lexical semantics, logic, quantification, truth conditions and sentential meaning, presuppositions, and speech acts. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

LING 486: Syntax I (3 Credits)

Nature and form of syntactic theory, and examination and analysis of the properties of several major natural language syntactic structures. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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 522: Modern English Grammar (3 Credits)

Overview of structure of modern English beginning with word classes and ending with analyses of complex sentences. Most topics introduced as problems of language description; in solving them, principles of syntactic argumentation are demonstrated. Students learn to tap intuitions about English to analyze grammatical structure. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: One linguistics course 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

LING 525: Practicum in ESL (3 Credits)

Involves preparation and presentation of lessons to adult English as second language (ESL) learners under guidance of mentor teacher and practicum professor. Field experience consists of observation and teaching in assigned ESL classroom. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 521.
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: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

LING 582: Second Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

Examines second language (L2) acquisition from linguistic perspective. Compares first and second language acquisition. Explores factors contributing to L2 variation, including linguistic universals, transfer, age, input, and affective considerations. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306, 520, 690, or 786; 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

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in LING

LING 650: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 Credits)

An overview of the study of language variation and change. Topics to be covered include the interaction between language and social factors (age, sex, social class), dialects of English, speech communities, language contact, and language and gender. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 520, 523, or 690.
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

LING 692: Phonology II (3 Credits)

Recent trends in phonological theory. Topics include stress assignment, tone spreading, and vowel harmony, from within nonlinear framework. Discusses segmental structure and underspecification. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 690.
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

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

LING 785: Semantics and Pragmatics (3 Credits)

Developments in theoretical linguistics that explore how language form relates to meaning and context. Topics include reference, lexical semantics, logic, quantification, truth conditions and sentential meaning, presuppositions, and speech acts. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 520, 690, or 786; or permission of 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

LING 786: Syntax I (3 Credits)

Nature and form of syntactic theory. Examines and analyzes properties of several major natural language syntactic structures. May not be repeated for credit.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in LING

LING 890: Advanced Phonology Seminar (3 Credits)

Advanced topics seminar in current phonological theory. Notes: Topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 692 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

LING 898: Advanced Qualifying Seminar (3 Credits)

Work on PhD qualifying paper. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 33 credits of core courses in linguistics.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled