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Linguistics

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)
An examination of similarities and differences in languages of the world (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics), as well as issues in applied linguistics, child language acquisition, literacy and dialect diversity.

 

LING 312 Language and Society (4)
A study of the relationship between language and society, including linguistic diversity, bilingualism, multilingualism, ethnography of speaking and social bases for language change. Prerequisites: LING 210 and 215, or consent of instructor

 

LING 314 Language Study for Elementary/ Middle Teachers (4)
Detailed study of the linguistic sub-systems of English (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics/pragmatics) as they directly relate to the background knowledge and skills required for effective elementary teaching. Topics include: language standards and dialect variation, cueing systems in reading, vocabulary development, writing conventions and personal voice, bilingual and second language development. Prerequisite: LING 210

 

LING 315 Structure of English I (4)
Overview of the linguistic structure of English including word structure and the grammar of simple and complex sentences in authentic texts. Prerequisites: LING 210

 

LING 370 Discourse and Text (4)
The study of linguistic structure and function in context, including the analysis of style, genre, register and dialect. Prerequisite: LING 210 or LING 315 or consent of instructor

 

LING 406 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Individual or special studies in a limited area of interest under the guidance of a designated faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

 

LING 407/507 Seminar (4)

 

LING 409 Internship (1-8)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LING 410 Theories of Foreign Language Acquisition for Adult/Young Adult Learners (4)
Introduction to adult and young adult foreign language learning (EFL). Will study the principles and processes that govern second language learning in adults and young adults, with attention to the processes of child language acquisition that are both similar to, and different from, foreign language acquisition.

 

LING 415 Strategies in TEFL for Adult/ Young Adult Learners (4)
Overview of past and contemporary methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages and the relationship between methodological trends, theories of language learning and the contexts of teaching. Prerequisites: LING 210 and LING 315

 

LING 416 TEFL Certificate Practicum (2)
Course gives students a supervised practical teaching experience in which theoretical knowledge is integrated with valuable skills and experience in a structured setting with adult second language learners. Prerequisites: LING 410 and LING 415

 

LING 450/550 Linguistic Analysis of Style and Genre (4)
Analysis of style and genre from a linguistic perspective. Topics to be covered include the history of style/genre in the context of language instruction and writing assessment; sentence fluency and syntactic development in the context of genre-specific texts; stylistic punctuation.

 

LING 490 History of the English Language (4)
A study of the historical origins and development of the English language, including the principles and processes of language change. Prerequisites: LING 210 and LING 315, or consent of instructor

 

LING 492 Pedagogical Grammar in TEFL for Adult/Young Adult Learners (4)
Course, designed for prospective EFL/ESL teachers, examines English syntax in depth, with special emphasis on those aspects of English grammar that present difficultyfor EFL/ESL speakers. Topics include, the auxiliary system of English, the tense/ aspect system, complementation, reference. Prerequisite: LING 210 and LING 315.

 

LING 496/596 Special Topics in Linguistics (4)
An exploration of selected topics in linguistics. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

 

LING 606 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Opportunity to study a special or individual area of interest under the guidance of a designated faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

 

LING 610 Theories of Grammar (3)
A survey of grammatical systems (traditional, structural, phrase structure, transformational, case).

 

LING 615 Applied Linguistics for Teachers (3)
Application of principles of the scientific study of language to areas of interest to teachers, including pronunciation, grammar, dialect, spelling, vocabulary development and English as a second language.

 

 

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