Fall 2015 Courses

LING 101: Intro to Linguistics
Monday/Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
CRN 90938 AB1
Instructor: Rhonda Schuller

 Prerequisite(s): None
3 Credits

An introduction to various areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, etc. A look at language as overlapping systems of rule-governed features.

LING 202: Language Acquisition
Monday/Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
CRN 90939 AB1
Instructor: Marcela Jonas

Prerequisite(s): LING 101
3 credits

Linguistics 202 looks at theories of child language acquisition and adult second language learning. The course provides an overview of the complex performative knowledge any speaker of a language must possess. The overlapping systems of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of English, as well as theories of child language acquisition and second language learning are reviewed.

Course Descriptions

Official Course Outlines

What is Linguistics?

Linguistics is the study of human language and all its aspects: sound patterns, word formation, sentence structure, meaning, and language use. The aim of linguistics is to explain how languages work, how language and society interact, how language is acquired, and how languages change.

Linguistics is useful for anyone who is interested in learning about the nature of language as a system of communication. The study of linguistics is essential for those who plan to use language in their future career. Language teaching, speech therapy, cross-cultural communication, translation and interpretation, machine translation, social work, and criminal justice are just a few examples of such careers.



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