LING Linguistics

LING   2090   Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to one or more topics preliminary to study of more specialized areas of Writing and Linguistics.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   2090.

LING   2230   Introduction to Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to the nature and structure of language and its role in society.

LING   2430   Essential Grammar for Successful Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers study and analysis of grammar, punctuation, and rules of writing used in both academics and the professions. Challenges students to understand the evolving and situational nature of language, and how its grammatical structures vary and change.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   2430.

LING   3030   Selected Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers varied courses in specialized areas of the field of linguistics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   3031   Phonology: Introduction to Sound Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth introduction to sounds and sound structures within formal grammar. Relation of basic units of sound structure to major components of linguistics including syntax, morphology, and semantics. Reading and discussion of trends in phonological theory and hands-on development of practical skills including IPA transcription, field techniques, and digital speech analysis.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   3032   Syntax: Introduction to Structures of Sentences

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A broad introduction to syntactic theory within historical and contemporary approaches to language and linguistic representation. Exploration of data from English and other languages as a systematic structure drawing on syntactic theories. Students learn to construct and evaluate hypotheses about how sentence structure work and build syntax models.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL 1102.

LING   3337   Language, Power, Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth investigation of the role of language in national and international power structures. Comparative evaluation of language in social organization of politics, economic policy and law as aggregated by race, culture, ethnicity, class, group ideology and gender. Emphasis on social policy management and minority/linguistic rights.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   3338   Language and Law

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A critical examination of language as a problem-solving device and tool for understanding argument and legal contestation. Delineation of individual rights, institutional authority and legal jurisdiction with emphasis on language and legal power. Analysis of the sociology of language and law within the concepts of human rights and socio-political entitlements.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102. Cross Listing(s): POLS   3338.

LING   3430   Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course aims to introduce the pedagogy of English grammar, and is grounded in real pedagogical examples. Through lecture, workshops, and projects about writing, students will develop strategies for teaching grammar and usage in order to effectively teach basic grammatical, mechanical, and usage concepts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" In ENGL   1102.

LING   3520   Revision, Grammar and Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores theories of grammar and the recursive nature of writing; offers strategies for revision; surveys the social forces underlying the standardization of writing, including academic writing, and the processes of language change.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 and ENGL   1102.

LING   3533   Introduction to Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to the nature and structure of language and its role in society.

LING   3534   Psychology of Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction focusing on the psychological mechanisms underlying the acquisition and use of language from cognitive and social psychological perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101 or LING   3533 or LING   3630.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3534.

LING   3630   Language and Linguistic Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Critical overview, examination and evaluation of influential theories in linguistics and their insight on language. Application of basic principles of linguistic theorizing to issues of language structure and understanding.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   4230   Second Language Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduce students to current pedagogical and research issues in second language (L2) writing development and instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LING   3630.

LING   4231   Corpus Linguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the use of corpora and corpus tools for different types of linguistic analysis in the study of language and writing.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LING   3630.

LING   4333   Semantics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on language analysis applied to practical problems of communication in contemporary society. Offers systematic examination of how meaning is encoded in words and sentences and how it is shaped by context.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): COMS   4333.

LING   4430   Computer-Assisted Language Learning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course offers an introduction of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and provides students with hands-on experience in pedagogical applications of computers, including using and evaluating software and internet resources.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LING   3630.

LING   4432   Language Assesment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course identifies traditions and foundations of instruments and explores their dimensions in the assessment of English language learners and ESL/EFL students. It examines formal and informal assessment tools and practices that are used to support the learning of English language learners in various settings.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LING   3630.

LING   4790   Internship in Writing and Linguistics

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Open to juniors and above. Offered by special arrangement. Off-campus study, work and/or research, jointly supervised by sponsoring institution and staff member. Repeatable up to a maximum of six credit hours.  Six hours credit requires twenty-five hours a week at sponsoring institution, 3 hours credit requires fifteen hours.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in WRIT   3130 or WRIT   3220 or WRIT   3531 or LING 3620; 2.5 grade point average; supervisory staff member; recommendation of the department head.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   4790.

LING   5030   Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Seminar in topics of theoretical and applied linguistics. May be repeated for additional credit when topics change.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5030G.

LING   5030G   Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Seminar in topics of theoretical and applied linguistics. May be repeated for additional credit when topics change.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5030.

LING   5130   Modern English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the system of rules of word formation and sentence construction that we unconsciously employ in our daily use of the English language. Undergraduate

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5130G, WRIT   5130, WRIT   5130G.

LING   5130G   Modern English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the system of rules of word formation and sentence construction that we unconsciously employ in our daily use of the English language. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5130, WRIT   5130, WRIT   5130G.

LING   5330G   History of English Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Undergraduate. Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5340, WRIT   5340G.

LING   5340   History of English Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5330G, WRIT   5330, WRIT   5330G.

LING   5440   Early English Literature, Beginning-1485

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

English literature from its beginnings through 1485. Course includes study of medieval phonology, morphology, and syntax. Writers include the Beowulf poet and other Old English authors, early Middle English lyrics, and the major figures of the fourteenth century (the Pearl poet, Chaucer, Langland, Gower). In alternate years, course will be devoted to Chaucer and his context.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5440G.

LING   5440G   Early English Lit, Beg-1485

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

English literature from its beginnings through 1485. Course includes study of medieval phonology, morphology, and syntax. Writers include the Beowulf poet and other Old English authors, early Middle English lyrics, and the major fitures of the fourteenth century (the Pearl poet, Chaucer, Langland, Gower). In alternate years, course will be devoted to Chaucer and his context.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5440G.

LING   5465G   Chaucer

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Chaucer's two masterpieces, The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, and minor poetry. Includes in-depth study of Chaucer's culture, context, and language.

LING   5530   Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH   1102 or SOCI   1101.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5530G, WRIT   5530, WRIT   5530G.

LING   5530G   Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5530, WRIT   5530, WRIT   5530G.

LING   6131   Applied Phonology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to professional work with linguistic sounds in applied areas of language study such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and speech pathology.

LING   6133   Applied English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of English grammar geared towards teachers of English to speakers of other languages and applied linguistics.

LING   6231   Language, Nation, and Globalization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to national and global language issues and linguistic globalization with special emphasis on the role of English for students in applied areas of language study including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

LING   6233   Teaching English Internationally

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course to prepare students to teach English in other countries.