Linguistics

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[1] Graduate Courses in Linguistics (LING)

LING 5310 EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS This course is required for the Writing Pedagogy emphasis in the MSE in Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (ASTL). The course investigates issues of language and education, particularly of language policy and management, literacy development, and linguistically responsive education. Students will examine the research tools of linguistics and other social science disciplines as they relate to language and education. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Spring.

LING 5320 GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES OF ENGLISH  This course is required for the emphasis in Writing in the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning Master's degree. The course focuses on the scientific study of grammar, including lexical categories, phrases, relative clauses, participles, grammatical relations and noncanonical sentences. Students will analyze the intricate set of principles and rules of English that determine possible sentences and disallow impossible sentences. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Lecture, discussion.  Fall.

LING 5345 ADVANCED ANALYTICAL METHODS OF MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX This elective for MFA candidates in Creative Writing is also open to graduate students in other areas interested in the major aspects of morphological and syntactic analysis, the history of grammatical study, and both formal and functional theoretical approaches to grammatical analysis. Students will learn key concepts and terminology associated with grammatical description and apply them to the analysis of problem sets presented from a wide range of the world’s languages. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: LING 2320, the equivalent, or permission of instructor. Spring, on demand.

LING 5350 ADVANCED PHONOLOGY This elective for MFA candidates in Creative Writing is also open to graduate students in other areas interested in phonological analysis, including the theoretical basics of phonetics and the skills needed to analyze phonological data. Students will become adept at detailing phonetic transcriptions from oral data, deducing and ordering phonological rules from problem sets, writing those rules in linguistic notation using feature theory, and determining underlying representations. Discussion, lecture, workshop. Prerequisite: LING 2320, the equivalent, or permission of instructor. Fall, on demand.

LING 5355 ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS This elective for MFA candidates in Creative Writing is also open to graduate students in other areas interested in a more concentrated theoretical focus on a specific linguistics area. Students will explore existing research within particular theoretical domains and integrate that research with their own findings in the form of both oral and written reports that allow them to better understand the operations and outcomes of linguistic phenomena. Content varies according to interest and expertise of instructor. Course may be repeated once for credit. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: LING 2320, the equivalent, or permission of instructor. On demand.