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Courses

Consult current Schedule of Classes for course offerings.

Undergraduate Courses

1060-Human Language (3). (same as English, Anthropology and Communication and Science Disorders 1060) General introduction to various aspects of linguistic study. Elementary analysis of language data, with some attention to application of linguistic study to other disciplines.

2001-Topics in Linguistics (1-3). Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Prerequisites: consent of chair.

2700-Elementary Logic (3). (same as Philosophy 2700). Introduces a symbolic language for representing the structure of arguments. Presents precise rules for demonstrating the validity of arguments. Covers natural deduction for sentence and predicate logic. Develops skill in constructing derivations. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Math 1100/1120 or equivalent.

2820-Introduction to Cognitive Science. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind. After an overview of the foundations of cognitive science as a whole, we will see what particular sectors of it have to say about mental capacities such as vision, language, categorization, and social cognition. Prerequisites: PSYCH 1000; sophomore standing.

3001-Topics in Linguistics (1-3). Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Prerequisites: consent of chair.

3010-American Phonetics (3). (same as Communication Science and Disorders 3010). Analysis of sounds of Midwestern American dialect. Standards of pronunciation, feature analysis, transcription, articulation mechanics, coarticulation

3210-Anatomy and Physiology Speech Mechanism (3). (same as Communication Science and Disorders 3210). Introduction to anatomical and functional aspects of the speech mechanism. Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with Linguistics 3220

3220: Introduction to the acoustic aspects of speech as they relate to the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory systems. Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with Linguistics 3210.

3470-Culture as Communication (3). (same as Anthropology 3470, and Communication 3470). Study of the influence of culture on communication processes. Examines topics as the impact of values, languages, and nonverbal behavior on intercultural interaction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing.

3710-Survey of Minority & Creole Languages of the U.S. & the Caribbean (3). (same as Spanish 3710 and French 3710). Analysis of the state of minority languages of the U.S. and the Creole languages of the Caribbean with particular attention to the social status of these languages and speakers’ attitudes toward them in context of ethnic, cultural, and national identity (taught in English). Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

3721-Spanish Phonetics (3). (same as Spanish 3721). (Spanish Language). Introductory course to the study of Spanish phonological, phonetic and spelling system, practice of pronunciation, phonetic transcriptions and introduction to the variation of Spanish pronunciation in the Hispanic world. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2160.

4001-Topics in Linguistics (1-3). Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Prerequisites: consent of chair.

4100-Philosophy of Language (3). (same as Philosophy 4100). Examination of contemporary views of the relationship between language, minds, and the world. Prerequisite: PHIL 2700 or instructor's consent. Some work in PHIL 1000, 3000 or 3200 recommended.

4110-Advanced Logic (3). (same as Philosophy 4110). Presents the method of truth trees for sentence and predicate logic. Examines proofs concerning the decidability, soundness, and completeness of formal systems. Emphasizes the theory of formal systems. Prerequisite: PHIL 2700 or graduate status.

4130-History of the Greek and Latin Languages (3). (same as Classical Studies 4100). Evolution of classical languages and their relationship to each other.

4200-Introduction to Old English (3). (same as English 4200). A beginning study of the Old English or Anglo-Saxon language in its cultural context, with emphasis on gaining a reading knowledge. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4400-Language and Culture (3). (same as Anthropology 4400). Interrelations between language, thought, culture, and society; role of language in cognition; methods and concepts of linguistics in cultural analysis. Prerequisite: ANTH/LINGST 2040 or instructor's consent.

4412-Gender, Language and Communication (3). (same as Communications and Anthropology 4412). Relationships among gender, language, nonverbal communication, and culture. Prerequisite: junior standing or departmental consent.

4415-Language and Discourse (3). (same as Communication 4415). Analysis of the rules of social interaction and functions of language in discourse. Prerequisites: junior standing and departmental consent.

4420-Historical Linguistics (3). (same as Anthropology 4420). Methods of tracing the history of languages by glottochronology, and by comparative and internal reconstructions; cultural and linguistic implications of such reconstructions and of areal linguistics. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing or instructor's consent.

4600-Structure of American English (3). (same as English 4600). Introduction to English linguistics. Study of the grammar and pronunciation of contemporary English, with the major focus on syntax. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4610-History of the English Language (3). (same as English 4610). Historical changes in the grammar and pronunciation of the English language from Old English to the present. Introduction to Indo-European origins of English. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4620-Regional and Social Dialects of American English (3). (same as English 4620). The study of regional and social variation in pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax of American English. Prerequisite: LINGST 4600 or equivalent.

4630-Phonology (3). (same as English 4630). Survey of the sound pattern of English, with some comparison to other languages. Prerequisite: LINGST 4600 or another course in linguistics or phonetics.

4640-Syntax (3). (same as English 4640). Study of the properties of phrase and sentence-level grammar, emphasizing English, with some comparison to other languages. Prerequisite: LINGST 4600 or another comparable linguistics course.

4710-History of the French Language (3). (same as French 4710). A study of the history of the French language from its Latin origins to the present day. The course includes a survey of those external, social, political, and historical factors which have affected the development of the French language, followed by a diachronic study of internal phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical features of the language. Prerequisites: French 3420 and 3430.

4711-History of the Spanish Language (3). (same as Spanish 4711). Diachronic analysis of phonological, morphological and syntactical systems of Spanish, from Vulgar Latin to contemporary dialects. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Spanish. Recommended: Spanish 3420 and 3430.

4720-Structure of Modern French (3). (same as French 4720). An introductory presentation of the phonological and syntactic systems of contemporary standard French. Prerequisite: French 3160 or equivalent or instructor's consent.

4721-Structure of Modern Spanish (3). (same as Spanish 4721). Synchronic analysis of phonology, morphology and syntax of spoken Spanish dialects. Prerequisites: four 3000-level courses in Spanish.

4722 Spanish cross continents. Spanish coexists with closely related languages (Portuguese, Catalan, Galician...), with relatives of the larger Indo-European family (English), and with linguistically unrelated (?) languages (Quechua, Guaraní, Basque...). In this class we will reflect on the nature of language change and the effect that migratory movements have on it. We will cover genetic anthropology, language dialectology and sociolinguistics. Our subject of study will be the Spanish spoken in 18 Latin American countries, Puerto Rico, Spain and the USA. The language of instruction is Spanish. 4722 is usually offered as a writing intensive/capstone/regular course in the fall.

4723 Language and society: Spanish in the US Spanish is spoken as a first or second language by Americans of Hispanic ancestry, immigrants born in Spanish-speaking countries and Americans who take it as a second language. This class surveys linguistic and social issues pertaining to Spanish in the US. The language of instruction is Spanish.

4810-Psycholinguistics (3). (same as Communication Science and Disorders 4810). Examines the knowledge and processes that underlie the human ability to produce and understand language. Prerequisite: senior standing.

4820-Speech Perception (3). (same as Communication Science and Disorders 4820). Selected topics in the perceptual processing of spoken language. Prerequisite: senior standing.

4870-Field Methods in Linguistics (4). (same as Anthropology 4870 and English 4670). Intensive training in collection an analysis of data taken from a native speaker of non-Indo-European language. Prerequisites: 9 hours in Linguistics.

4960-Special Readings in Linguistics (1-3). Independent study through readings, conferences, reports. Prerequisites: 9 hours in Linguistics and instructor’s consent.

4970-Studies in Linguistics (capstone) (3). Topic varies according to instructor. Prerequisites: 9 hours in Linguistics.

4991-Honors Thesis in Linguistics (3). Based on an original research project in theoretical or applied linguistics. Topic, director, and second reader approved by Linguistics Committee, College of Arts and Science. Prerequisite: qualification for Honors degree.

Graduate Courses

7100-Philosophy of Language (3). (Same as Philosophy 7100). Examination of contemporary views of the relationship between language, minds, and the world. Prerequisite: PHIL 2700 or instructor's consent. Some work in PHIL 1000, 3000 or 3200 recommended.

7130-History of the Greek and Latin Languages (3). (Same as Classical Studies 7100). Evolution of classical languages and their relationship to each other. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7200-Introduction to Old English (3). (Same as English 7200). A beginning study of the Old English or Anglo-Saxon language in its cultural context, with emphasis on gaining a reading knowledge. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7400-Language and Culture (3). Same as Anthropology 7400). Interrelations between language, thought, culture, and society; role of language in cognition; methods and concepts of linguistics in cultural analysis. Requisite: graduate standing.

7412-Gender, Language, and Communication (3). (Same as Communication 7412 and Anthropology 7412). Relationships among gender, language, nonverbal communication, and culture. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7415- Language and Discourse (3). (Same as Communication 7415). Analysis of the rules of social interaction and functions of language in discourse. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7420-Historical Linguistics (3). (Same as Anthropology 7420). Methods of tracing the history of languages by glottochronology, and by comparative and internal reconstructions; cultural and linguistic implications of such reconstructions and of areal linguistics. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

7600-Structure of American English (3). (Same as English 7600). Introduction to English linguistics. Study of the grammar and pronunciation of contemporary English, with the major focus on syntax. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7610-History of the English Language (3). (Same as English 7610). Historical changes in the grammar and pronunciation of the English language from Old English to the present. Introduction to Indo-European origins of English. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7615-History of the German Language (3). (Same as German 7615). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7620- Regional and Social Dialects of American English (3). (Same as English 7620). The study of regional and social variation in pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax of American English. Prerequisite: LINGST 7600 or equivalent.

7625-Middle High German (3). (Same as German 7625). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7630- Phonology (3). (Same as English 7630). Survey of the sound pattern of English, with some comparison to other languages. Prerequisite: LINGST 7600 or another course in linguistics or phonetics.

7640-Syntax (3). (Same as English 7640). Study of the properties of phrase and sentence-level grammar, emphasizing English, with some comparison to other languages. Prerequisite: LINGST 7600 or equivalent.

7710-History of the French Language (3). (Same as French 7710). A study of the history of the French language from its Latin origins to the present day. The course includes a survey of those external, social, political, and historical factors which have affected the development of the French language, followed by a diachronic study of internal phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical features of the language. Prerequisite: graduate standing and reading knowledge of French.

7711-History of the Spanish Language (3). (Same as Spanish 7711) Diachronic analysis of phonological, morphological and syntactical systems of Spanish, from Vulgar Latin to contemporary dialects. Prerequisite: graduate standing and reading knowledge of Spanish.

7720-Structure of Modern French (3). (Same as French 7720). An introductory presentation of the phonological and syntactic systems of contemporary standard French. Prerequisite: graduate standing and reading knowledge of French.

7721- Structure of Modern Spanish (3). (Same as Spanish 7721). Synchronic analysis of phonology, morphology and syntax of spoken Spanish dialects. Prerequisite: graduate standing and reading knowledge of Spanish.

7810-Psycholinguistics (3). (Same as Communication Science and Disorders 7810). Examines the knowledge and processes that underlie the human ability to produce and understand language. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

7870-Field Methods in Linguistics (4). (Same as Anthropology 7870). Intensive training in collection an analysis of data taken from a native speaker of non-Indo-European language. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

8000-Problems (cr. arr.) Independent study through readings, analysis of special linguistic problems, and reports. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

8110-Speech Physiology (3). (Same as Communication Science and Disorders). Analysis of physiological features associated with speech subsystems; theories of encoding with special emphasis on speech motor
control mechanisms. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

8120-Bilingualism and Language Contact (3), (Same as French 8120 and Spanish 8120). Global analysis of the study of bilingualism from a combined sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and psycholinguistic perspective based on current research; examination of various phenomena of language contact. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

8600-Studies in the English Language (3) (Same as English 8600). Descriptive and historical studies of the English language. Topics (e.g., The Germanic Origins, Modern Syntactic Analysis) announced at the time of registration. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

 

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