Linguistics (LING)

LING 105. Linguistic Analysis: Sounds and Words. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
One semester of a two-semester introduction to linguistics. Topics include: phonetics, phonology, word forms, language change, language acquisition.

LING 110. Linguistic Analysis: Sentences and Dialects. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
One semester of a two-semester introduction to linguistics. Topics include: syntax, semantics, language variation, language and society.

LING 1NT. Linguistics Non-traditional Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Nontraditional study in Linguistics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LING 203. A History of English. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
A historical overview of the English language from its origins to the present, focusing on principles of language change, sociolinguistics, and language contact.

LING 204. Language and Culture: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course introduces the anthropological study of language and its importance to human behavior and social relations, covering key concepts, terms, and theories about how languages are structured, how people acquire language, and how language affects a number of important social and cultural domains, among other topics. Crosslisted as ANTH 204.

LING 205. Phonetics and Phonology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An investigation into the articulatory and acoustic properties and patterns of speech sounds, with applications to speech pathology, processing, and phonological theory. Prerequisite: LING 105.

LING 206. Morphology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores the mental lexicon, the internal structure of words, and the processes by which words are formed in a wide variety of languages. Prerequisite: LING 105 or LING 110.

LING 210. Language and Race. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to "non-standard" dialects of English with a primary focus on African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). This course explores the linguistic and non-linguistic factors that give rise to language variation.

LING 215. Syntax. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Contemporary generative theories of phrase structure and its relation to meaning. Focus on comparative syntax and its implications for Universal Grammar. Prerequisite: LING 110 or permission of the instructor.

LING 216. Semantics. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the fundamental notions, arguments, and techniques of linguistic semantics. Focus on how meaning is structured and represented by the human mind. Prerequisite: LING 110 or permission of the instructor.

LING 220. Bilingualism. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
An examination of the psychological and social factors involved in the acquisition and use of two or more languages across the lifespan. Topics will also include language contact and bilingual education.

LING 225. Language and the Brain. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An examination of the physical basis for language. Topics include the nature of language as a cognitive faculty, atypical language development in childhood, and acquired aphasia. Prerequisites: LING 105 or LING 110 or LING 230.

LING 230. Psycholinguistics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Analysis of psychological processes involved in language. Topics include language production and perception in children, adults, bilinguals, and exceptional populations.

LING 241. Teaching Foreign Languages. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The objectives, materials, and methods of teaching foreign language skills. Prerequisites: LING 105 and a course in the structure of one foreign language.

LING 295. Topics in Linguistics. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A specific linguistic topic, to be selected. Prerequisite: LING 105 or LING 110 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

LING 2NT. Linguistics Non-traditional Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Nontraditional study in Linguistics.

LING 315. Advanced Syntax. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
Topics in advanced generative syntax, emphasis on new developments in syntactic theory. Prerequisite: LING 215 or LING 216.

LING 319. Undergraduate Research. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:1.5; Repeatable
Research in psycholinguistics. Research topics may be posed by students or faculty. Prerequisite: LING 230 and permission of the instructor.

LING 326. Language and Cognition. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
Advanced study of language perception, production, acquisition, evolution, computational models and neural mechanisms. Focus on recent developments in the field. Prerequisite: 200-level course from Cluster A in psychology or 200-level linguistics course. Crosslisted as PSYC 326 and PSYC 626.

LING 330. Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced study in psycholinguistics. Includes topics such as language production, language comprehension, and bilingualism. Prerequisite: LING 230 or permission of the instructor.

LING 340. Typology and Universals. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
Examination of the wide range of features in the world's languages. The course is mainly descriptive, with some theory regarding the source of linguistic universals. Prerequisite: one of the following: LING 205, LING 206, LING 215, or LING 216.

LING 390. Independent Study. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies; Repeatable
Subject to be selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LING 395. Honors in Linguistics. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Honors thesis in Linguistics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.