EAP 5835 Academic Spoken English I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Intensive training in English, particularly English used in formal speaking and pedagogy.

Prerequisite: for international graduate students, especially those who expect to become teaching assistants. No credit toward any graduate degree.

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EAP 5836 Academic Spoken English II 2-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

TAs are videotaped biweekly in their classrooms. Weekly instruction addresses language, cultural, and pedagogical problems encountered in the classroom.

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LIN 5741 Applied English Grammar 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Survey of English grammar based on the principles of second language acquisition and social interaction, with implications for teachers.

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LIN 6084 Introduction to Graduate Research 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Scholarly and scientific approaches to study of linguistics. Scientific method, theory development, data processing, scholarly writing, and structure of research proposals.

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LIN 6165 Field Methods 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Developing the basic linguistic skills of discovering the structure of a language previously unknown to the investigator, starting with paper and pencil. Students learn to listen and interact with a native speaker, to construct questions, to organize and analyze data, to construct and test hypotheses, and to write up discoveries. Emphasizes ethics as a requisite of good science.

Prerequisite: LIN 3201.

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LIN 6208 Phonetics for Linguists 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Understanding of issues in experimental phonetics and appreciation of research techniques in the acoustic, physiological, and perceptual study in speech.

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LIN 6226 Advanced Phonetics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exposes students to advanced issues in linguistic phonetics, and to experimental phonetic methods and designs.

Prerequisite: LIN 4205 or LIN 6208 or SPA 3011.

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LIN 6323 Phonology 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Phonemics, syllabic and prosodic phenomena, neutralization, distinctive features, morphophonemic alternation, phonological systems and processes. Terminology and notational conventions of generative phonology. Problems from a variety of languages.

Prerequisite: LIN 3201.

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LIN 6341 Phonology 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theoretical approaches to major problems of phonological theory and/or its relationship to areas such as morphology and SLA. Emphasis on linguistic argumentation and independent research.

Prerequisite: LIN 6323.

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LIN 6402 Morphology 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory of word structure, derivation, and inflection. The position of morphology in a grammar, the relationship between morphology and the rest of the grammar, predictions of various theories of morphology. Examples and problems from a wide variety of the world's languages.

Prerequisite: LIN 3460.

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LIN 6410 Morphology 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Technical articles from a variety of twentieth-century schools. Prominent inquiries include the place of morphology in grammar, its relationship with other components, and whether a unified theory of morphology can be constructed.

Prerequisite: LIN 6402.

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LIN 6501 Syntax 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The generative-transformational model of syntax: phrase structure, lexicon, case and agreement, movement, government, and anaphora. Emphasiezs problem solving and linguistic argumentation.

Prerequisite: LIN 3460.

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LIN 6520 Syntax 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Further investigation of the generative-transformational model of syntax: advanced clause structure, binding theory, constraints on movement, and logical form.

Prerequisite: LIN 6501.

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LIN 6571 Structure of Specific Language 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Linguistic examination of Aymara, Cakchiquel, Eskimo, Armenian, Bulgarian, Polish, Turkish, Quechua, Sanskrit, Tamil, or another rarely taught language.

Prerequisite: introductory linguistics course.

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LIN 6601 Sociolinguistics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Major approaches to language in context: ethnographic, sociological, linguistic. Applications of sociolinguistics to applied linguistics, social sciences, and education. Collection and analysis of data.

Prerequisite: LIN 6323, LIN 6501.

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LIN 6707 Psycholinguistics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores basic issues in psycholinguistic research, including language production, comprehension, acquisition, and development.

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LIN 6708C Methods in Psycholinguistics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Hands-on experience designing and conducting psycholinguistic experiments and analyzing experimental data.

Prerequisite: LIN 6702; STA 2023 or consent of instructor.

LIN 6720 Second Language Acquisition 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Neurolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic bases of second language acquisition in childhood and adulthood.

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LIN 6796 Cognitive Neuroscience of Language 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview and critical evaluation of brain imaging techniques and issues in language and brain research, covering speech perception, word recognition, reading syntax, discourse processing, production, language acquisition, and bilingualism.

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LIN 6804 Semantics I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Truth conditional semantics as opposed to pragmatics. Basic notions in classical logic since logic is assumed in truth conditional semantics.

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LIN 6826 Introduction to Formal Pragmatics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces Pragmatics, the study of utterance meanings determined by situated uses of language and linguistic communication as a social activity. Explores the role of linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts in the production and interpretation of utterances. Topics include deictic and anaphoric expressions, sense and reference, presupposition, implicature, speech acts and coherence.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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LIN 6856 Semantics II 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to doing formal semantics for linguists, based on the theory of Richard Montague and theories developed within his approach.

Prerequisite: LIN 6804

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LIN 6905 Individual Study 1-4 Credits, Max 12 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual Study

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LIN 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

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LIN 6932 Special Topics 3 Credits, Max 27 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special Topics

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LIN 6940 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Teaching

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LIN 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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LIN 7641 Seminar in Language Variation 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Possible topics include variation theory, conversational interaction, language contact, bilingualism, and pidgins and Creoles.

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LIN 7725 Topics in Second Language Acquisition 3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Focused topic in the area of second language acquisition.

Prerequisite: LIN 6720.

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LIN 7885 Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Methods of discourse analysis research and face-to-face discourse and pragmatics.

Prerequisite: LIN 6601.

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LIN 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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LIN 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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TSL 6171 TESL I: Materials and Techniques 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theories of TESL teaching methods and materials. Instruction in classroom materials. Observation of ESL classroom procedures.

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TSL 6172 TESL II: Materials for Special Purposes 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of TSL 6171. Instruction in designing courses and programs in ESL. Each student will be required to develop a sample ESL course.

Prerequisite: TSL 6171.

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