Courses in Linguistics (LING)

LING 080 - Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to biological, cognitive, and cultural bases of human communication through language, and to modern linguistic theory. Assignments provide opportunities for critical thinking and writing.
Credits: 3.00
LING 081 - Structure of English Language
Using descriptive linguistic theory, this course examines basics of English grammar with emphasis on hands-on examples. Also includes exploration of politicization of English grammar. Cross-listed with: ENGS 081.
Credits: 3.00
LING 084 - Language & Arabic Culture
Theoretical approach to language and society focusing on the functions played by the Arabic language in Arab societies.
Credits: 3.00
LING 088 - Writing Systems
Survey of how human languages are represented orthographically, both historically and in the present day. We examine the origins of writing, writing system change over time, and the connections between spoken and written language. Cross-listed with: ANTH 015.
Credits: 3.00
LING 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
LING 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
LING 135 - D1: Language & Ethnicity
Explores language patterns of U.S. ethnic minorities, focusing on language and identity construction, and also Whiteness, White privilege, and its relation to standard language ideology. Prerequisite: LING 080.
Credits: 3.00
LING 162 - American English Dialects
Class will examine dialects of American English and the methodology of dialectology with focus on Vermont speech and the social meaning of dialect variation. Prerequisite: LING 080. Cross-listed with: ENGS 103.
Credits: 3.00
LING 165 - Phonetic Theory and Practice
Linguistic, acoustic, and articulatory phonetics. Stresses phonetic theory and the analysis of speech variation around the world and across the life-span. Pre/co-requisite: LING 080.
Credits: 3.00
LING 166 - Introduction to Syntax
This course serves as an introduction to the syntax of natural languages and a rigorous approach to the analysis of sentence structure. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080. Cross-listed with: ANTH 112.
Credits: 3.00
LING 168 - Introduction to Pragmatics
An exploration of the contexts of language--physical, linguistic, and cultural--and their roles in determining the meaning of everyday talk and writing. Pre/co-requisites: LING 080.
Credits: 3.00
LING 169 - Phonology & Morphology
Phonology/Morphology surveys the study of the organization of sounds and internal word structure, covering a range of phenomena: alternations, constraints, allomorphy, clitics, tone, and more. Prerequisite: LING 080.
Credits: 3.00
LING 170 - TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Provides an overview of second language/ESL classroom theory and research. Topics include: teaching approaches, learning environment and outcomes, program planning, syllabus and material design, lesson planning, and assessment. Emphasis on practical application of topics discussed. Prerequisite: LING 080.
Credits: 3.00
LING 171 - Intro to Psycholinguistics
Psycholinguistics studies the cognitive processes involved in acquiring, understanding, and producing language. Speech perception, word recognition, and sentence processing are some of the topics covered. Prerequisite: LING 080 or PSYS 001. Cross-listed with: PSYS 107.
Credits: 3.00
LING 176 - D1: African American English
Overview of African American English from linguistic and cultural perspectives. Topics include: linguistic structure and history/development, discourse genres, hip-hop language, education, and media representations, among others. Prerequisite: LING 080 or LING 095: Linguisitc Diversity in the US.
Credits: 3.00
LING 177 - Second Language Acquisition
This course explores first language influence, individual cognitive differences, and age in second language acquisition. The role of interaction, socialization, and identity are also considered. Prerequisite: LING 080 or PSYS 001. Cross-listed with: PSYS 108.
Credits: 3.00
LING 178 - Sociolinguistics
Exploration of language and nonverbal interactions as cultural activities. Focus on rules and patterns people display appropriate to communication and social interaction. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080. Cross-listed with: ANTH 178.
Credits: 3.00
LING 191 - Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
LING 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
LING 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
LING 197 - Independent Study
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 3.00
LING 198 - Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 3.00
LING 270 - Techniques & Procedures in ESL
Designed for students preparing to teach English to speakers of other languages. Teaches best practices for second-language classrooms, and gain extensive first-hand experience in ESL teaching. Also relevant for teaching other foreign languages. Prerequisites: LING 080, LING 170. Pre/co-requisite: LING 081, LING 177.
Credits: 4.00
LING 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
LING 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
LING 297 - Independent Study
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 298 - Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00