University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

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 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 097 - Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
LING 098 - Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
LING 101 - Intro Linguistics
Credits: 3.00
LING 102 - Linguistics
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 142.
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 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. Prerequisites: LING 080 or PSYC 001.
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.
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.
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 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 197 - Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
LING 198 - Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
LING 272 - Language, Gender and Sexuality
Examines different theoretical approaches to understanding gender and sexuality through the study of language use, emphasizing analysis of crosscultural data from a linguistic anthropological perspective. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080, and one 100-level Anthropology or Linguistics course. Cross-listed with: ANTH 272.
Credits: 3.00
LING 284 - Linguistic Anthropology Method
Exploration of key methodologies in linguistics and linguistic anthropology, including theories and practice of eliciting linguistic data, conducting interviews, transcribing audio- and video-taped interactions, and analyzing conversations. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080 and one Anthropology or Linguistics course at the 100 level or above. Cross-listed with: ANTH 284.
Credits: 3.00
LING 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
LING 297 - Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
LING 298 - Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00