LING-Linguistics Courses

Courses

LING 221. Introductory Descriptive Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Description and analysis of non-Western languages.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 260. Language and Culture. 3 Hours.

Nonverbal communication; language origins and acquisition; universals; language classification and processes of change; language as expression of cultural values and social structures; beginning componential and structural analysis.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 350. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the scientific study of language with a main focus on principles underlying phonology, morphology, syntx and semantics. Relationship between language society, psycholinguistics and language typology may also be adddressed.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]

LING 351. Structure of English. 3 Hours.

Description and analysis of present-day English grammar with particular attention paid to the structure of phrases, clauses and sentences, including parts of speech, coordination, subordination, tense, aspect, voice, grammatical functions, agreement and clause types.
Prerequisites: EH 201 [Min Grade: C]

LING 352. The Structure of English Words. 3 Hours.

Introduction to English vocabulary elements and word formation, including topics in history of English and sound patterns as these topics relate to word formation. Does not count as literature for Core Curriculum requirement.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 355. Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 3 Hours.

Social factors that play role in language usage and learning; emphasis on American English.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 356. Semantics. 3 Hours.

Meaning in language with reference to questions of synonymy, ambiguity, and language use.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 360. Phonology. 3 Hours.

Sound patterning of languages.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 393. Special Topics in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C] or EH 107 [Min Grade: C]

LING 450. Advanced Grammar. 3 Hours.

Present-day English grammar.
Prerequisites: EH 250 [Min Grade: C] or EH 251 [Min Grade: C]

LING 451. Generative Grammar. 3 Hours.

Introduction to Chomskian linguistic theory. Knowing a language involves knowing an intricate set of rules;this course gives one approach to modeling this linguistic knowledge.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 452. Grammar and Usage for English Teachers. 3 Hours.

Overview of English grammar and usage, focusing on those topics that are presented in the classroom. Topics will include the difference between prescriptive and descriptive grammar, parts of speech, types of verbs, grammatical functions, agreement, sentence structure, tense, aspect, voice, finite clauses, nonfinite clauses, clause types. Focus also Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 453. History of the English Language. 3 Hours.

Overview of language evolution from Proto-Indo European to modern English dialects, including phonological shifts, dialectical distinctions, language familes, and orthographical and syntactical changes.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 454. The Biology of Language. 3 Hours.

Vocal tract and neuroanatomical specializations for language, language acquisition, genetic language disorders, language and other primates, and evolution of language.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 466. Computational Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Computational Linguistics.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 493. Special Topics in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 494. Special Problems in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Supervised in-depth study of specified topic area in linguistics. Topics determined by student and instructor interest.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 495. Special Problems in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Supervised in-depth study of specified topic area in linguistics. Topics determined by student and instructor interest.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]