LING-Linguistics

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LING 1203. Language Across Cultures.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ANTH 1203) Theories of language family origins and their relationship to human migration; types of human languages; linguistic concept of genetic relatedness; writing systems development; non-Western sociolinguistic and usage phenomena; cultural and scientific importance of endangered languages; how languages become endangered; factors involved in preservation. This course may not count for major credit. (Sp) [IV-NW] .

LING 2303. General Linguistics.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ANTH 2303) Humanistic and formal study of natural languages: how they are similar to, and different from, one anther in their use of speech sounds, logical structures and mechanisms that integrate events, objects and speakers in spatio-temporal contexts. The relationship between language and culture; language acquisition and language change. (F, Sp) [I-O] .

LING 2970. Special Topics.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

LING 3033. Phonetic Description.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LING 2303. Study of the basic principles in forming the phonetic description of human speech. (Sp)

LING 3043. Linguistic Semantics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2303. An introduction to basic ideas and concepts in the field of linguistic semantics. Includes discussion of current issues and representative theoretical approaches. (F)

LING 3053. Phonology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LING 3033. Phonology is the study of sound patterns found in human language. Provides a grounding in phonological theory by examining data from several of the world's languages. Covers the phoneme-allophone distinction, distinctive features, feature re-write rules, and a broad sampling of phonological phenomena. (F)

LING 3133. Phonetic Field Methods.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3033 or Anthropology 3033. This course covers techniques used to collect phonetic data, methodological concerns, the acoustic basis of speech sounds, how to record speech for linguistic analysis, and both acoustic and articulatory techniques for documenting the phonetic properties of speech. (Irreg.)

LING 3173. Lesser Studied Languages.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite LING/Anthropology 2303. Learning and discussing some of the core properties of a few languages that are not often taught in the language classroom. Develops the students' ability to discuss the properties of languages in a precise and careful way. (F, Sp)

LING 3353. Syntax.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LING 2303. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of Chomskyan syntax. Includes theory of categories and constituents, basic syntactic relations, case theory, and binding theory. (F)

LING 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

LING 3813. Sociolinguistics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 2303. The study of the many ways human beings speak as a function of their being members of communities and societies. Included are multilingualism, creole languages, social and regional dialects, registers, gender, class, ethnic varieties, and language valuation. Includes an introduction to statistical methods. (F, Sp)

LING 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program and will cover materials not usually presented in regular coursework. (F, Sp)

LING 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Subjects covered vary. Deals with concepts not usually treated in regular courses. (Irreg.)

LING 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work on a special project in his/her field. (F, Sp)

LING 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

LING 4023. Second Language Acquisition Theory.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5023) Prerequisite: 2303 or four semesters foreign language. Multidisciplinary approach to second language acquisition. Treats child language, interlanguage, universal grammar, input, interaction, output, non-language influences and formal instruction. No student may earn credit for both 4023 and 5023. (F)

LING 4053. Morphology.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with LING 5053; Crosslisted with ANTH 4053) Prerequisite: 3053 and 3353. Introduces and develops theories and concepts of morphology including word formation, derivation, inflection, non-concatenative morphs, covert categories, prosodic phenomena, morphosyntactic categories and clitics. Data from non-Western languages will be prominent. No student may earn credit for both 4053 and 5053. (Irreg.)

LING 4173. Typology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LING 3053 and LING 3353. An introduction to the major results of morphosyntactic typology. Focuses on morphological typology (case marking/agreement) and on syntactic typology (the relation between case marking and grammatical relations, word order, and of three major constructions: passives, causatives, and relative clauses). (F, Sp)

LING 4313. Techniques of Historical Linguistics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3053 or Anthropology 3053, or permission. Brief survey of the development of historical linguistics, the comparative method, internal reconstruction, types of linguistic change, relationships between linguistic and cultural change, new developments in the field of historical linguistics. No student may earn credit for both 4313 and 5313. (Irreg.)

LING 4330. Topics in Linguistics.1-4 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5330) 1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: nine hours of linguistics. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topic areas will vary across theoretical and applied areas of linguistics. Some topics that are appropriate include socio-linguistics, psycho-linguistics, language acquisition, advanced syntax, advanced phonology, field phonetics, pragmatics, and comparative readings of twentieth-century theorists. No student may earn credit for both 4330 and 5330 on the same topic. (Irreg.)

LING 4363. Linguistic Field Methods.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5363) Prerequisite: 2303, 3053, and 3353. An introduction to all phases of linguistic field techniques, including training in the selection of informants, the use of recording devices, and most important, the actual collection and analysis of linguistic materials. Students may not earn credit for both 4363 and 5363. (Irreg.)

LING 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

LING 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

LING 4983. Senior Essay.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LING 3053 and 3353 and senior standing. Development of a research paper which relates the linguistics major coursework to general knowledge. (F, Sp) [V] .

LING 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: three courses in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or research and field projects. (F, Sp)

LING 5023. Second Language Acquisition Theory.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4023) Prerequisite: 2303 or four semesters foreign language. Multidisciplinary approach to second language acquisition. Treats child language, interlanguage, universal grammar, input, interaction, output, non-language influences and formal instruction. No student may earn credit for both 4023 and 5023. (F)

LING 5053. Morphology.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with LING 4053; Crosslisted with ANTH 5053) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Introduces and develops theories and concepts of morphology including word formation, derivation, inflection, non-concatenative morphs, covert categories, prosodic phenomena, morphosyntactic categories and clitics. Data from non-Western languages will be prominent. No student may earn credit for both 4053 and 5053. (Irreg.)

LING 5313. Techniques of Historical Linguistics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3053 or Anthropology 3053 or permission. Brief survey of the development of historical linguistics, the comparative method, internal reconstruction, types of linguistic change, relationships between linguistic and cultural change, new developments in the field of historical linguistics. No student may earn credit for both 4313 and 5313. (Irreg.)

LING 5330. Topics in Linguistics.1-4 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4330) 1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit twelve hours. Topic areas will vary across theoretical and applied areas of linguistics. Some topics that are appropriate include socio-linguistics, psycho-linguistics, language acquisition, advanced syntax, advanced phonology, field phonetics, pragmatics, and comparative readings of twentieth-century theorists. No student may earn credit for both 4330 and 5330 on the same topic. (Irreg.)

LING 5363. Linguistic Field Methods.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4363) Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. An introduction to all phases of linguistic field techniques, including training in the selection of informants, the use of recording devices, and most important, the actual collection and analysis of linguistic materials. No student may earn credit for both 4363 and 5363. (Irreg.)

LING 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

LING 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

LING 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, nine hours. (F, Sp, Su)

LING 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Independent reading on one or more topics under the general direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp)

LING 6590. Field Work in American Indian Languages.3-6 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ANTH 6590) 3 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. Advanced field experience in the recording and analysis of Native American languages, including a discussion of problems in selecting and effectively utilizing informants. (Sp)

LING 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

LING 6970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

LING 6990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)