Linguistics   (LING)

Faculty of Arts and Science

Linguistics 1100/Indigenous Studies 1100

Language and Culture in Indigenous America

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Overview of language and culture in Indigenous communities, with an emphasis on North America. Topics may include: language structure, language in cultural and social domains, language and writing, language contact, and language and time. No prior knowledge is required.

Equivalent:First Nations' Transition 1850 (Introduction to North American Indigenous Languages) (prior to 2020/2021);
Native American Studies 1850 (Introduction to North American Indigenous Languages) (prior to 2020/2021);
Indigenous Studies 1850/Linguistics 1850 (Introduction to North American Indigenous Languages) (prior to 2020/2021)

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics 2300

Introduction to Linguistics I: Phonetics and Phonology

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the study of language, part one. Production and perception of speech sounds (phonetics) and sound systems (phonology) in English and other languages. Basic principles of sound change (historical phonology).

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics 2600

Introduction to Linguistics II: Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the study of language, part two. Internal structure of words and word formation processes (morphology). Basic sentence and phrase structure (syntax). Analysis of word and sentence meaning (semantics).

Prerequisite(s):Linguistics 2300

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics 2750/Indigenous Studies 2750

Endangered Languages

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the issues of language endangerment and language shift, and the methods and techniques that can help ensure the vitality of endangered languages.

Prerequisite(s):One course (3.0 credit hours) in Linguistics

Equivalent:Native American Studies 2850/Linguistics 2850 (Sustainable Language Revitalization) (prior to 2020/2021);
Native American Studies 3850 (Indigenous Language Endangerment and Revitalization) (prior to 2020/2021)

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics 3240/Psychology 3240

Psychology of Language

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The study of how language is processed in the mind. Topics include language production and comprehension, language acquisition, bilingualism, and language disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on the developmental aspects of psycholinguistics.

Prerequisite(s):Psychology 2110 AND
One of Psychology 2030, Sociology 2130, Statistics 1770, or Psychology 3450/Health Sciences 3450

Recommended Background:
One of Psychology 2330, Psychology 2800, Linguistics 2300, or Linguistics 2600

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

Linguistics 3405/Psychology 3405

First Language Acquisition

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to first language acquisition. Topics include: research methods; phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical and communicative development; language acquisition in special circumstances (deafness, blindness, mental retardation, autism); bilingual language acquisition.

Prerequisite(s):Linguistics 2300 AND
Linguistics 2600

Recommended Background:
A 2000-level course in Psychology

Equivalent:Linguistics 3400 (prior to 2016/2017)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

Linguistics 3600

Practical Phonetics

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A practical course in phonetics with an emphasis on transcription and pronunciation of the entire International Phonetic Alphabet. Topics include: the functions of the speech organs; speech production and articulation; analysis of speech sounds, stress and intonation; suprasegmental phenomena. Use of the language laboratory.

Prerequisite(s):Linguistics 2300

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics 3700

Sociolinguistics

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the social significance of linguistic variation, including the relation between language and social class, social mobility, social networks, age, sex and gender.

Prerequisite(s):Linguistics 2300 AND
Linguistics 2600

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics 4000

Seminars in Linguistics (Series)

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Senior seminars involving original research on or in-depth study of topics in linguistics, or the advanced study of an individual language or language family. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisite(s):Linguistics 2300 AND
Linguistics 2600 (Additional prerequisites may be specified, including any recommended background, for individual offerings)