LING-LINGUISTICS (LING)

LING 200G. Introduction to Language

3 Credits

Traditional fields of language study (sound, grammar, meaning) and newer ones (language as social behavior, language and cognition, language variation, animal communication).

LING 301. Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3 Credits

Same as PSY 301.

LING 302V. Language and Society

3 Credits

Study of how social identity including such factors as ethnicity, age, sex, education, power and socio-economic class is expressed in language systems and how misunderstandings arise between groups. Research skills are emphasized.

LING 303. Exploring Language Systems

3 Credits

Forms of linguistic semantic, syntactic and phonological organization.

Prerequisite(s): LING 200G.

LING 405. Topics in Linguistics

3 Credits

Selected linguistics topics subtitled in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits under different subtitles.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

LING 425. Language and the Mind: Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to psycholinguistics; the study of how humans learn, represent, comprehend and produce language. Throughout this course, we address a variety of questions on the psychology of language most of which are still being answered. These include: What does it mean to know a language? What are the cognitive processes involved in language use? How do we produce and recognize speech? How can we improve texts and make them easier to read? How can we control speech in special situations to avoid errors?

Prerequisite(s): LING 200G or consent of instructor.

LING 451. Independent Studies in Linguistics

1-3 Credits

Individual or group study of selected topics to be identified by subtitle. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: LING 200G and prior arrangement with faculty supervisor.

LING 455. Research in Linguistics

3 Credits

This course will provide a capstone experience for students who have progressed through the program in linguistics and provide the foundation for further study at the post-graduate level in a linguistics-related field. Students will apply their foundation of knowledge and skills in linguistics through the realization of an individualized, inquiry-based project. Consent of instructor may enroll student only in case of elective credit shortfall with concurrent enrollment.

Prerequisite(s): LING 200G, LING 301, LING 302V, LING 303, plus 9 credit hours of related electives.

LING 500. Introduction to Linguistics

3 Credits

Survey of the main branches of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and some of the theoretical issues in the field.

LING 502. Graduate Study in Sociolinguistics

3 Credits

Study of how social identity including factors such as ethnicity, age, gender education and socio-economic class is expressed in language systems.

Prerequisites: LING 200G or LING 500 recommended.

LING 503. Exploring Language Systems- Grad

3 Credits

Students will be responsible for all requirements of LING 303 and will undertake independent,directed research.

Prerequisite(s): LING 200 or LING 500.

LING 505. Selected Topics

3 Credits

Studies, varying from year to year, in linguistics.