University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Linguistics

LING 014 - Languages of the World

An exploration of the incredible inventory of the world's languages, addressing language universals and the breadth of language variation. Students investigate how linguists group and compare languages and the complex relations between global processes, world languages, and political/cultural boundaries. Cross-listed with: ANTH 014.

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 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.

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.

LING 167 - Historical Linguistics

Exploration of how languages change and the methods of historical linguistics. Explores how "relatedness" among languages is determined and be introduced to linguistic reconstruction. The connection between synchronic variation and long term change will be emphasized. Prerequisite: LING 080.

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.

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.

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 196 - Intermediate Special Topics

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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.

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.

LING 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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