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Linguistics

College of Liberal Arts

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Linguistics - LING Courses

Courses (LING)


LOWER DIVISION


101. Introduction to the World's Languages (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 100.
General introduction to roles that the world’s languages have played historically, socially, culturally and politically. Nature of language, how languages operate, differ, and relate to each other. Contact between languages and change over time. Spoken and written forms of language.

 

151. Fundamentals of American Sign Language I (3)
Prerequisite: One GE foundations course which may be taken concurrently.
For those who are beginning ASL, or who have had less than two years of high school ASL or equivalent. Introduction to pronunciation, receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of and respect for Deaf Culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

152. Fundamentals of American Sign Language II (3)
Prerequisite: LING 151 or equivalent.
Second semester introduction to pronunciation, receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of and respect for Deaf Culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

170. Introduction to Linguistics (3)
Prerequisite/corequisite: Any G.E. Foundations course.
Nature of language; its relation to culture; language structure and processes of change; language universals, contrasts and relationships.
Same course as ANTH 170.

 

UPPER DIVISION


General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

325. Modern English Grammar (3)
Introduction to current descriptions of English grammar, with reference to structural and transformational models of American English as well as to traditional ones.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 325. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

327. Essentials of the English Language (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or its equivalent.
Introduction to English language study for credential candidates, including the history of the English language, key models of English grammar, and a variety of applied topics ranging from semantics and dialect study to current research in the teaching of English.
Same course as ENGL 327.

 

329. Introduction to Language Acquisition (3)
Introduction to the study of the acquisition of first and second languages. Linguistic perspectives on the development of phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language. The influence of developmental stages and social and cultural factors on the individual.
Same course as C D 329. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

339. Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development [in Secondary School Settings] (3)
Principles of language structure, variation and usage for educators. First and second language acquisition, and related social, cultural and political issues regarding language behavior in middle and high schools. Influences on language attitudes, maintenance and shift.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as EDSE 339.

 

363I. Implications of Human Language (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Human language as examined from the perspectives of linguistics and related disciplines. Topics include language acquisition, individual and group differences in the acquisition and use of language, and the social meanings and cultural contexts of language use.

 

379. Sociolinguistics and Schooling (3)
Prerequisite: LING 329 or equivalent.
Study of language variation in relation to standard language development in society and individuals. Key sociolinguistic concepts: dialect, speech event, repertoire, language community, prescriptive vs. descriptive. Application to verbal classroom language and the development of academic speaking, reading and writing.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as EDEL 379.

 

*413. Language and Culture (3)
Relation of language to social and cultural practices and processes; issues of meaning, identity and power within and across cultures.
Same course as ANTH 413. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 413.

 

420. English Phonology (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Study of the phonology of American English, using articulatory phonetic, phonemic, and distinctive feature analyses.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 420 or 520. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

421. English Syntax (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 325 or consent of instructor.
Study of the morphology and syntax of American English, using structural, transformational, and recent models.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 421. Seminar. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*423. Semantics (3)
Study of meaning in language.
Same course as ENGL 423.

 

*425. Education Across Cultures (3)
Cross cultural perspectives on formal and informal education and socialization, using theory and methods from anthropology and linguistics. Cultural variation in schooling and multiculturalism in U.S. American classrooms. Cultural, linguistic and educational issues facing indigenous, minority and immigrant populations in schools.
Same course as ANTH 421.

 

*426. History of the English Language (3)
Development of the English language from its beginnings to the present day.
Same course as ENGL 426.

 

428. Applied Linguistics (3)
Linguistic research applied to the study and teaching of linguistics and language skills.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 428/524. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

431. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools (3)
Multicultural education, including concepts of culture, educational equity, social justice, multiple forms of diversity, and anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum. Models of English language acquisition, bilingual education theory, and instructional accommodations for diverse students.
Letter grade only (A-F). Ten hours fieldwork. Same course as EDEL 431 and EDP 431.

 

433. Survey of Discourse Analysis (3)
Introduction to discourse analysis; language structure from the viewpoint of production. The structure of genres: conversation, narrative, exposition, and others; language in special settings. Discourse analysis in theoretical and applied linguistics. Pragmatics and discourse; developmental issues.
Not open for credit to students with credit in LING 530. (Discussion) Letter grade only (A-F).

 

441. Khmer Literacy for Khmer Speakers: Introduction (3)
Prerequisite: Fluent oral skills in Khmer.
First of a four-course sequence. Introduction to Khmer writing system. Practice in reading, decipherment, vowels, consonants and syllable combinations. Oral practice, honorifics, culturally appropriate interaction.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

442. Khmer Literacy for Khmer Speakers: Intermediate A (3)
Prerequisite: LING 441 or consent of instructor.
Second of a four-course sequence. Continued practice in Khmer writing system. Vocabulary development, reading and writing long sentences and simple text. Appropriate social and educational discourse.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

443. Khmer Literacy for Khmer Speakers: Intermediate B (3)
Prerequisite: LING 442 or consent of instructor.
Third of a four-course sequence. Contextual reading for comprehension, culture and grammatical knowledge. Development of oral skills, through discussion of content, role play and verbal critique.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*460. TESL Composition (3)
Introduction to the rhetoric and composition of students with limited English proficiency. Attention to both the general principles of composition, and the specific issues that face students and teachers in an ESL context.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*470. Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
Analysis of men's and women's communication in its social and cultural context; role of gender in interpreting conversational interactions in the U.S. and elsewhere; acquisition of gender differences; cultural dimensions of perceptions and stereotypes and their effect on communication.
Same course as ANTH 475, W/ST 475. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 475, W/ST 475.

 

472. Language and Discrimination (3)
Survey and analysis of discrimination on the basis of language as component of racial, ethnic, gender, and class discrimination. Historical and contemporary examples; related analysis of bias toward so-called non-standard varieties; analysis of the language of racism and sexism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*485. Theoretical Foundations of Language Minority Education (3)
Introduction to theoretical foundations of language minority instruction. Historical and political context of development of educational language policies. Models of bilingual and English language development education.
Same course as EDP 485. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*486. Foundations of Language Minority Instruction: Practice (3)
General introduction to practical foundations and historical development of language minority instruction. Current methods and techniques for language teaching and learning for English-as-a-Second-Language and English-as-a-Foreign Language. Community observations and classroom applications in bilingual and ESL settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

490. Special Topics in Linguistics (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Investigation of topics of current interest and concern to students in linguistics and allied areas.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a miximum of 6 units with different topics.

 

GRADUATE LEVEL


500. Educational Linguistics (3)
Prerequisites: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
Graduate introduction to role of language and linguistics in contemporary education; analysis of context of language acquisition; attitudes toward multilingualism; language policies which set guidelines and expectations for instruction; cultural factors which influence language acquisition.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ED P 577.

 

533. Ethnography of Communication (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Study of talk and other forms of communication from an ethnographic perspective. Emphasizes relevant methods and theories. Major topics presented include: language socialization, genres of speaking, intercultural communication, speech styles, strategic uses of language, and literacy.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ANTH 530.

 

539. Language Acquisition (3)
Prerequisites: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or consent of instructor.
Theory and research on acquisition of first and subsequent languages in children and adults. Psycholinguistic perspectives on phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language. Interacting roles of cognitive processes, individual differences, social influences, and cultural context will be stressed.
Same course as PSY 539. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

540. Sociolinguistics (3)
Prerequisite: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
Study of the linguistic and social antecedents, correlates, and consequences of language variation in the individual and society. Integration of theoretical models and practical fieldwork.
(2 hrs seminar, 3 hrs lab.)

 

561. Second Language Curriculum Development (3)
Prerequisite: LING 421 or consent of the instructor.
Study of the content of second language instruction, from nongrammatical, communicative approaches to content-based instruction. The course will look at both K-12 and adult language instruction.

 

562. Second Language Testing and Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: LING 421.
Testing and assessment of second language learners, including both standardized tests and teacher- developed modes of assessment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

575. Literacy and Linguistics (3)
Prerequisite: Six units in linguistics or consent of instructor.
General introduction to field of literacy studies. Examines relationship between oral and written language, native language literacy and biliteracy acquisition, pedagogical practices and issues, and cognitive and sociocultural approaches to literacy development.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ED P 578.

 

580. Linguistic Field Methods (3)
Prerequisite: An introductory linguistics course.
Introduction to linguistic field work with a native speaker of an unfamiliar non-European language. Phonetic transcription and investigation of phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the selected language within the context of linguistic universals.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ANTH 570.

 

590. Advanced Special Topics in Linguistics (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced study of special topics of current interest and concern to students in linguistics and allied areas.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

593. Practicum in TESL (3)
Prerequisite: LING 486.
Classroom experience in teaching English-as-a-Second-Language supplemented by reading, discussion and research. Students must be available to be assigned to regularly scheduled ESL classes five hours per week, as well as for meetings with the instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

595. Qualitative Research Methods (3)
Comprehensive introduction to theory, nature, and use of qualitative methods in educational settings. Emphasis on application level experiences such as identifying and developing research problems appropriate for qualitative investigation, study design, qualitative/ethnographic data collection techniques, data analysis, data interpretation, and presentation of findings.
Same as EDP 595. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

596. Research in Linguistics (3)
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in Linguistics.
Principles and practice of quantitative and qualitative research design, analysis and reporting. Access to sources, evaluation of published research, application of tools. Preparation of research proposals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar, 2 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours.)

 

597. Directed Study in Linguistics (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and advisor.
Directed study on issues and topics in Linguistics. Not intended to replace available courses.

 

610. Historical Linguistics (3)
Prerequisites: LING 420 and 421 or equivalent.
Advanced study of language change, language families, and language relationships using the methods of comparative linguistics.
(2 hours seminar, 2 hours laboratory) Letter grade only (A-F).

 

620. Seminar in Syntactic Theory and Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: LING 421.
Theories and practices of selected views of syntax in contemporary linguistics. Topic may vary from semester to semester.
(Seminar, 2 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours.) Letter grade only (A-F).

 

625. Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology (3)
Prerequisite: LING 420.
Theory and practice of selected views of phonetics and phonology in contemporary linguistics.
(Seminar, 2 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

 

633. Discourse and Grammar (3)
Prerequisite: LING 421 or consent of instructor.
Discourse analysis within linguistic theory and method. Focus on the relationship of discourse and grammar; relationship of morphosyntactic devices to discourse context and of information flow to grammar. Pragmatic motivation for grammatical systems. Relationships of grammar and genre.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

650. Seminar in Bilingualism (3)
Prerequisites: LING 420, 421 or consent of instructor.
Advanced study of degrees of bilingualism and types of bilingual situations. Implications of bilingualism and bilingual social situations for linguistics and education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

697. Directed Research (1)
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy for the M. A. in Linguistics.
Research in linguistics on a topic connected with the Comprehensive Project and Examination for the Master’s degree.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units.

 

698. Thesis (1-6)
Prerequisite: Consent of graduate committee.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in linguistics.