Courses for Spring 2022

LIN 3041. Introduction to Linguistics I. This course examines what is language and introduces phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. (Dr. Prantil)

LIN 3042. Introduction to Linguistics II. This course continues the examination of language, focusing on the differences between human language and animal communication, first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics. (Dr. Soldat-Jaffe)

LIN 4040. Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics. This course provides an understanding of the organization of language, provides tools and techniques for describing language data, and examines various models of linguistic description. (Dr. Muntendam)

LIN 4512. Introduction to Syntax. This course is an introduction to syntax, that is, the study of the structure of sentences. This course approaches syntax from the perspective of generative grammar and focuses on central topics in syntactic theory (Phrase Structure, X’-schema, θ-Theory, Case, Movement and Binding Theory). (Dr. Muntendam)

LIN 4600. Sociolinguistics. This course explores language in its social context. It focuses on the study of language as a means of communication and expression of identity, as the identity of the speaker and of the speech community define the choice of the language. (Dr. Soldat-Jaffe)

LIN 4716. Child Language Acquisition. This course offers an introduction to the study of child language acquisition and development in both the monolingual and bilingual setting. The goal of the course is to better understand the linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and neuro-linguistic dimensions of language acquisition. (Dr. Sunderman)

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