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Linguistics (LNG) Course Descriptions

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


LNG 3813  Introduction to Linguistics
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Basic principles of analysis and description of the structure of language, including sound system, word order, and meaning. Also, overview of selected subfields of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, and bilingualism. (Same as ANT 3903 and ENG 3343. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of these courses.)

LNG 3833  Sociolinguistics
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
The examination of the interrelationships among language, culture, and society. Topics may include language use in social context, language variation and change, maintenance and shift, and multilingual societies.

LNG 3843  Gender Issues in Language
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 3000-level linguistics course.
The examination and analysis of issues related to gender and language, such as the historical basis for grammatical gender, gender-based sociolinguistic differences, and recent research in gender-based expectations for language use.

LNG 4013  Topics in Linguistics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: One course in LNG or consent of instructor.
An opportunity to explore linguistic topics in depth, including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, pragmatics, syntax, semantics, phonology, or phonetics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly LNG 3913. Credit cannot be earned for both LNG 4013 and LNG 3913.)