Courses for Fall 2022


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

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. (Sunderman)

LIN 4201: Sounds of the World’s Languages  This course covers sounds and sound patterns in the world’s languages, focusing on sounds occurring both in majority and minority languages, with a special attention to those attested only in certain language families or used for special purposes. (González)

LIN 4623: Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism This course explores the relationship between language and cognition in individuals who speak and understand more than one language. It examines issues such as spoken language processing, written language processing, language acquisition and the bilingual brain. (Muntendam)

LIN 4930: Topics in Linguistics: Introduction to Programming for Linguistics  This course covers the basics of Python programming, including data types, operations, control structures, best practices, and debugging. There is a strong practical component, which focuses on problems of relevance to linguistics.

SPN 4700: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics This course examines the origin, development and present-day variation of the Spanish language and provides an introduction to Spanish linguistics from a theoretical and empirical point of view. (Reglero)

Please note that there may be additional courses offered in other departments that count towards the Linguistics minor and/or major. If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator and Advisor for Linguistics Dr. Antje Muntendam (



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