LING-1000 (3) Language in U.S. Society

Nontechnical exploration of the ways that language is used in America. Emphasizes language as a social institution and how values and goals of both public institutions and private groups shape and are shaped by language and its use. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context or contemporary societies.

LING-1010 (3) The Study of Words

Study of English words of Latin and Greek origin, focusing on etymological meaning by analysis of component parts (prefixes, bases, suffixes) and on the ways in which words have changed and developed semantically. Same as CLAS 1010.

LING-1020 (3) Languages of the World

Explores the issue of human diversity by examining how languages vary around the world. Outlines historical, geographic, and typological classifications of languages across human societies, and the criteria used by linguists for grouping them into language families. Theorizes the relationship between linguistic and cognitive diversity, and considers the impact of language death on humanity. No formal training in linguistics is required. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

ESLG-1130 (2) Accent Reduction for Foreign Students

Provides oral activities with authentic English materials to reduce accents and to increase intelligibility for U.S. academic situations. Evaluates individual problem areas and includes one-on-one meetings with the native-speaker instructor. Improves overall articulation and fluency. Does not fulfill humanities or major requirements.

ESLG-1140 (2) Presentation Skills for International Students

Provides instruction and practice to improve classroom oral communication skills necessary for effective participation in the U.S. academic setting, either as an international TA or RA, graduate or undergraduate student. Evaluates individual problem areas and includes digital audio and video recording with extensive feedback from the native-speaker instructor. Improves oral competence and listening comprehension in English for international students. Recommended prereq., ESLG 1130.

ESLG-1210 (2) Academic Writing for Foreign Students

Addresses the development of paragraphs and full-length essays. Focus areas include organization and style, grammar and vocabulary, and conventions of academic writing, including incorporating the ideas of others and citing sources appropriately. Extensive instructor feedback provided. Improves fluency and precision in academic writing. Does not fulfill humanities or major requirements.

ESLG-1222 (2) Advanced Written Composition for Foreign Students

Continued practice in academic writing, including incorporating the ideas of others and citing sources appropriately. Extensive instructor feedback provided. Preparation, writing, and revising of a full-length academic term/research paper or work on chapters for a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. Does not fulfill humanities or major requirements. Prereq., ESLG 1210 or instructor consent.

LING-1500 (3) Understanding Grammar

Presents fundamentals of grammar in the Western tradition. Emphasizes making concepts and uses of grammar (as exemplified in English and closely related foreign languages) understandable to the nonspecialist.

LING-1900 (1) Service Learning Practicum: Adult Literacy

Practicum for selected students in LING 1000. Provides practical experience of the impact of illiteracy on individuals, families, and the community at large. Coregistration in service learning recitation is required. Coreq., LING 1000.

LING-2000 (3) Introduction to Linguistics

Introduces the study of languages as structural systems. Principles of sound patterns, word formation, meaning, and sentence structure. Gives attention to language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language families, dialects, historical change in languages, and different language types. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general.

LING-2400 (3) Language and Gender

Familiarizes students with the effects of gender on language use; discusses popular beliefs and scholarly theories about language and communication. Provides students with tools for exploring the role of language and gender. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

LING-3005 (3) Cognitive Science

Introduces cognitive science, drawing from psychology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and linguistics. Studies the linguistic relativity hypothesis, consciousness, categorization, linguistic rules, the mind-body problem, nature versus nurture, conceptual structure and metaphor, logic/problem solving and judgment. Emphasizes the nature, implications, and limitations of the computational model of mind. Prereqs., two of the following: PSYC 2145, LING 2000, CSCI 1300, and PHIL 2440. Same as PSYC 3005, PHIL 3310, and CSCI 3702.

LING-3100 (3) Language Sound Structures

Introduces the sounds of languages and their organization into phonological structures. Prereq., LING 2000 or equivalent.

LING-3220 (3) American Indian Languages in their Social and Cultural Context

A sampling of the many languages and cultures found in America before Columbus. Emphasizes those living in what eventually became the United States, but also gives attention to the languages and higher civilizations of Latin America. Prereq., junior standing. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

LING-3430 (3) Semantics

Theoretical and practical study of meaning in natural language. Considers both semantic theories and semantic phenomena from diverse languages. Does not treat techniques for improving the use of language. Prerq., LING 2000 or equivalent. Prerequisites: Restricted to junior or senior Linguistics (LING) majors only.

LING-3500 (3) Language and the Public Interest

Studies language in public and private use, concentrating on semantic devices as found in language of political propaganda, advertising, business, and government, as well as everyday use of language between people.

LING-3545 (3) World Language Policies

Examines the economic and sociopolitical impact of choosing English vs. other languages in the U.S. Introduces the study of language policies, rights, and planning in other countries, including the worldwide use of English in social, business, and legal contexts.

LING-3800 (1-4) Special Topics in Linguistics

Intensive study of a selected area or problem in linguistics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

LING-4100 (3) Perspectives on Language

Provides extended critical examination of a few selected issues, chosen each term for their general interest and relevance, e.g., the relation between language and thought, or human language vs. animal languages, and computer languages. Prereqs., LING 2000 or equivalent, and junior or senior standing. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior).

LING-4220 (3) Language and Mind

Studies processes of perceiving speech, interpreting it as meaningful, and expressing intentions to communicate as utterances. Emphasizes roles of the brain and of perceptual and motor systems. Writing, gestural, and animal communicative systems also are treated. Prereqs., PSYC 1001 and LING 2000. Same as PSYC 4220.

LING-4420 (3) Morphology and Syntax

Introduces principles of word formation and sentence structure. Covers major morphological and syntactic structures found in the world's languages, and methods for describing grammatical structures, and includes practice in analyzing data from a variety of languages. Prereq., Ling 2000 or equivalent. Same as Ling 5420.

LING-4450 (3) Introduction to Formal Syntax

Introduces formal generative grammar, including determining constituent structure, drawing trees, writing rules, understanding the properties of the lexicon and their interaction with syntax, X-bar theory and its modifications, and movement analysis. Prereq., LING 4420 on instructor consent.

LING-4560 (3) Language Development

Emphasizes acquisition of language by young children; development in later years and into adulthood is also treated. Particular attention given to roles of environment and of neurophysiological endowment in learning to communicate with words, sentences, and narratives. Restricted to Linguistics majors only. Prereqs., LING 2000 and PSYC 1001. Same as SLHS 4560 and PSYC 4560. Prerequisites: Restricted to Linguistics Majors only.

LING-4610 (3) English Structure for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Description of morphological and syntactic categories and structures of English. Prereq., LING 2000. Same as LING 5610.

LING-4800 (3) Language and Culture

Principles of language structure and how language and culture interrelate; how language and language use are affected by culture; and how culture may be affected by use of, or contact with, particular languages. Prereq., junior standing. Same as ANTH 4800.