University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Linguistics

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.

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.

LING 095 - Introductory Special Topics

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LING 163 - Introduction to Semantics

Students will engage with language as a logical system and explore how it is that linguistic utterances mean what they mean. They will learn to express linguistic constituents as logical expressions. Other topics include modification, entailments, quantification, negation, and idioms. Prerequisite: LING 080 or ANTH 028. Cross-listed with: ANTH 113.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LING 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

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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.

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.