Term: Spring 2022
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.
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.
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Surveys the study of the organization of sounds and internal word structure, covering a range of phenomena: alternations, constraints, tone, and more. Prerequisite: LING 080.
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.
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.
Considers the field's emergence and evolution in relation to sociolinguistic and feminist theory. Examines how gendered identities are socially and linguistically constructed from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Maintains a focus throughout on queer linguistic scholarship - looking beyond binaries, disentangling gender, sex, and sexuality, interrogating relationship of language to systems of power/oppression. Prerequisite: LING 080 or LING 085 or ANTH 028 or GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: ANTH 114, GSWS 115.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seminar on a topic in linguistics. Includes a research component, readings, writing, and discussion centered on the topic of focus. Prerequisites: Linguistics major; minimum Junior standing.
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.