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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).

501./401. Corpus Linguistics (3)

Analyzing language through quantitative corpus data, with applications to fields such as lexicography, natural language processing, L2 pedagogy, and historical linguistics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 530.

538./438. Psycholinguistics (3)

How language works in the human mind: psychological factors involved in language production and comprehension, and the relation between language and cognition.
Letter grade only (A-F).

539. Language Acquisition (3)

Prerequisites: LING 329 or equivalent. 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 539.

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.)

560./460. TESOL 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).

561. Second Language Curriculum Development (3)

Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of the instructor.
Study of the content of second language instruction, from nongrammatical, communicative approaches to content-based instruction. Looks at both K-12 and adult language instruction.

562. Second Language Testing and Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of the instructor.
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).

580. Linguistic Field Methods (3)

Prerequisite: LING 420 and LING 421, or consent of instructor.
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. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 570.

590. Selected 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

593. Practicum in TESOL (3)

Prerequisite: LING 486.
Classroom experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages 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)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in linguistics. LING 301 or equivalent.
Comprehensive introduction to theory, nature, and use of qualitative methods. Emphasis on identifying research problems, evaluating published research, developing research design, employing data collection techniques, analyzing data, presenting findings, and preparing research proposals.
Letter grade only (A-F).

596. Quantitative Research Methods (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in linguistics. LING 301 or equivalent.
Comprehensive introduction to theory, nature, and use of quantitative methods. Emphasis on identifying research problems, evaluating published research, developing research design, employing data collection techniques, using statistical analyses, presenting findings, and preparing research proposals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminars, 2 hours; Laboratory, 2 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 LING 421, or consent of instructor.
Advanced study of language change, language families, and language relationships using the methods of comparative linguistics.
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.
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)

Prerequisite: LING 329 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.


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