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Linguistics (LIN)

Section Head: Professor Rogers

100 Language in Society (3)

Topical approach to the study of language, varying from semester to semester and including, but not restricted to, such topics as the relationship of language to culture, society, behavior, geography, computers, and other languages. (Lec. 3)

200 Language and Culture

See Anthropology 200.

202 Introduction to the Study of Language Evolution (3)

The construction of theoretical models; the reconstruction of earlier stages of language, based on the structure of modern languages and their families. (Lec. 3) Pre: 200, 220, or ENG 330. (S) [D]

220 (or APG 220) Introduction to the Study of Language (3)

Introduction to the analysis and description of a language’s sounds, forms, syntax, and meaning; the relationship of linguistics to other disciplines; and a survey of major schools of linguistic thought. (Lec. 3) (S)

320 (or APG 320) Sociolinguistics (3)

Presentation of the major areas of micro- and macro-sociolinguistics: speech acts, registers, repertoires, language attitudes, social correlates of phonological and syntactic features and changes. (Lec. 3) Pre: 200 or 220.

330 Dynamics of Language Distribution (3)

Geolinguistic survey of present-day distribution of languages and of factors affecting their spread and decline. Minority and colonial languages; language maintenance efforts; language contact phenomena. (Lec. 3) Pre: 220.

408 The German Language: Past and Present

See German 408.

414 Romance Linguistics (3)

Evolution of the major literary Romance languages from late Latin with emphasis on phonology and morphology. The diffusion and dialectal fragmentation of Romance. (Lec. 3) Pre: 202 or FRN 205, SPA 205, ITL 205, or permission of section head. Some knowledge of Latin recommended but not required. Not for graduate credit.

420 Second Language Acquisition (3)

An evaluation of current trends and developments in the understanding of second language learning; analysis of second language acquisition research and its practical implications. (Seminar) Pre: 200 or EDC 312 or 3 credits of language courses numbered 300 or above, or permission of section head. Next offered spring 2008.

431 Applied Linguistics in the Language Laboratory (1)

Principles of contrastive phonology and syntax and their application to the preparation, use, and evaluation of tape drills. Use of language laboratory equipment monitoring student exercises. Recommended for prospective teachers of language. (Lab. 2) Pre: 9 credits of language courses at the 300 level or above, or permission of section head.

497, 498 Directed Study (3 each)

Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: 220 and acceptance of project by member and approval of section head.

The following are related courses offered in the departments of Communicative Disorders, English, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and Psychology.

CMD 373 Phonetics

CMD 375 Language Development

ENG 330 The Structure of American English

ENG 332 The Evolution of the English Language

ENG 336 The Language of Children’s Literature

ENG 337 Varieties of American English

ENG 530 Studies in Language and Linguistics

FRN 503 History of the French Language

ITL 408 The Italian Language

PHL 440 Philosophy of Language

PSY 388 The Psychology of Language

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