Fall 2016 Courses

ANT 280 -001 Linguistic Anthropology

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
MWF 2:30-3:20 - STRO 407 Buckner

An introduction to the field of linguistic anthropology, with special emphasis on language as a basic component of human culture. Subjects include the humanness of language, the study of linguistic structure, description and analysis of languages, origins of human speech, the history of languages and writing, the use of language in social relations, and the relationship among language, thought, and culture.

ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
Section 001: TR 9:30-10:45 - SICL 411 Shi
Section 002: TR 12:30-1:45 - SICL 411 Shi

Introduction to fundamental concepts of linguistic theory as they apply to languages of the world, especially English. Areas covered include phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and some applied areas, such as language variation, change, and acquisition, disorders, and language and culture. Students cannot receive credit for both ENG 296 and ENG 591.

CSD 312 -001 Normal Language Acquisition

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
Section 898: INET Allison Stone
Section 899: INET Allison Stone

Theories and sequence of normal language development, emphasizing phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic abilities. Emphasis on first six years.

ENG 390 -001 Modern English Grammar

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
MWF 11:15-12:05 - PUM 203 Thomas

Prerequisite: 60 hours.

The structure of American English, with emphasis on current descriptive approaches to English grammar.

ENG 494 -001 Dialects of American English

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
MWF 1:25-2:15 - PUM 203 Thomas

Prerequisite: 60 hours.

Regional, social, and ethnic variation in American English. Incorporates linguistic geography and sociolinguistic approaches, and considers relevant political and educational issues.

ENG 591 -301 Linguistic Theory

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
TR 5:30-6:45 - SICL 127 Shi

Prerequisite: 60 hours.

A specialized survey of linguistics intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, language change, and language variation. Students cannot receive credit for both ENG 296 and ENG 591. May be taught concurrently with ENG 691. Cannot receive credit for both ENG 691 and ENG 591.

ENG 592 -301 Sociolinguistics for Language Teaching

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
M 5:30-8:20 - SICL 127 Thomas

Prerequisite: 60 hours; and ENG 296 or ENG 390 or ENG 591.

Various sociolinguistic topics, with an emphasis on those relevant for language teaching, such as language altitudes; standard languages; literacy; language variation; multilingualism; language planning and policy; and language maintenance and loss.

ENG 595 -001 Principles of 2nd Language Acquisition

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
TR 3:30-4:45 - SICL 117 Hellman

Prerequisite: 60 hours and ENG 296 or ENG 390 or ENG 591.

The processes of both first and second language acquisition, with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and bilingualism. Includes the theory behind and history of TESOL methodologies, as well as contemporary theoretical issues in TESOL. May be taught concurrently with ENG 695. Cannot receive credit for both ENG 695 and ENG 595.

PSY 523 -899 Psychology and Language

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
INET Buchanan

Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of Psychology.

An examination into the nature of and research in human language and its relationship to psychology. Topics will include the biological bases of language, speech production and perception, word recognition, sentence processing, reading, discourse, dyslexia, grammar and the lexicon. This course will cover current theories on these topics and experimental paradigms analyzing language and psychology. May be taught concurrently with PSY 623. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 523 and PSY 623.

SPN 324 -001 Topics in Spanish Linguistics

Credit hours: 3(3-0)
MWF 9:05-9:55 - SICL 222 Rodriguez de la Vega

Prerequisite: SPN 312.

Develops students' understanding of issues in Spanish linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. May be repeated one with different content. Variable content Course.