Courses in Linguistics (Division 423)

272/Anthro. 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS).

See Anthropology 272. (Burling)

414. Phonology.
Prior or concurrent election of Ling. 413 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

This course considers the nature of the organization of speech sounds in language. The basic theoretical premise is that each language has a limited number of basic units, termed Phonemes, in its system of sounds. Every language has a different set of phonemes. The course starts with a detailed discussion of the concept of phoneme and submembers of a phoneme (termed allophones). Exploration of the English sound system will be made. Readings introduce students to theoretical issues in phonology. The course includes exercises which show points of phonological structure in a variety of languages selected from various parts of the world. The majority of the written work consists of these exercises. Beyond this there is a midterm and a final. Course format is a combination of lecture and discussion. Some previous foreign language study is a very useful background for this course. Texts: Modern Phonology by Sommerstein and Introduction to Phonology by Sloat, Taylor, and Hoard. A course-pack sold through the Linguistics Department Office will provide the basis for the exercises and discussion. (Ramamurti)

419. Morphology. Ling. 411 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

Much of what is commonly called 'grammar' endings, paradigms, agreement, conjugation and declension, etc. falls into the linguistic category of morphology : the study of word formation and the meaningful pieces (morphemes) from which complex words are made and through which they express their grammatical and semantic relationships with other words. This course will be concerned with all aspects of morphological systems in languages of the world. Lectures will cover basic concepts, such as paradigms, affixation, conditioning, allomorphy, case, gender, aspect, tense, agreement, grammatical relations, assimilation, vowel harmony, modification, etc., and the relations of these phenomena (and the traditional and modern terminology used to describe them) to syntactic and phonological theory. There will be frequent data analysis homework, a long take-home problem in an American Indian language (Skagit), and a final project. Texts include: Nida, Morphology; Matthews, Morphology; Sapir, Language; Merrified et al., Lab Manual for Morphology and Syntax, and Carroll (ed), Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf. There will also be additional readings. Prerequisite is some knowledge of both syntax and phonology - -Ling. 414 and one of Ling. 312, 412, 415, or 512 is recommended, but a sound understanding derived from an introductory course like Ling. 411 should be sufficient. (Lawler)

421. Introduction to Applied Linguistics. Ling. 411 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).
Introduction to ESL Theory.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with training and experience in (a) evaluating and creating theoretical and empirical argumentation in applied linguistics in the area of ESL theory and (b) examining aspects of the ESL teaching process in light of ESL Theory. Topics include: (1) Fries, the Historical Legacy; (2) ESL Theory from Fries to Widdowson; (3) Towards Defining and Analyzing the Teaching Process; (4) Content and its Relationship to Theory; (5) Skills and their Relationship to Theory; (6) Teaching and its Relationship to Learning Theory: How do we Teach?; (7) Planning, Organizing, Implementing, Evaluating: What are our Decisions Based on?; and (8) Application of Principles of ESL Theory in Materials Development. (Selinker)

459. Introduction to Psycholinguistics. Ling. 411 or equivalent. (3). (SS).

This course is intended to introduce the student to important questions in the study of language and thought. The course is intended for students with at least 1 course in linguistics. While the format is lecture-style, class discussion is highly encouraged. Topics surveyed in the course include: child language, second language learning, sign language, non-verbal behavior, speech perception, reading, language pathology, language variation, primate communication and the relationship among language, culture and communication. Prerequisites: Ling. 111, 411 or the equivalent. (Keller-Cohen)

477. History of Linguistics. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This course, primarily intended for undergraduates, surveys the history of linguistics from the Greeks to modern times, weighing and evaluating the varying epistemologies of linguistic inquiry. This course provides contextualization for Linguistics 411. Requirements: term paper and final examination. (Markey)

512. Generative Semantics. Ling. 412. (3). (Excl).

This is an introduction to transformational generative grammar for both undergraduate and graduate students. No background is assumed. (People who have taken Linguistics 312 may not take this course.) The class develops the skill of organizing data, devising hypotheses, and arguing for the hypotheses. Progress is by way of active class discussion and problem sets. There are many problem sets, probably averaging one each week. No exams. No papers. No texts. Problem sets are done in groups. This is an excellent starting point for future work in syntax. (Napoli)

543/Ling. 578. Field Seminar in Sociolinguistics. Permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

See Linguistics 578. (Eckert)

Literature Courses

461. Southeast Asian Literature. (3). (HU).

Main literary works of Burma and Vietnam will be discussed besides selected novels and drama of Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. (Salleh)

Language Courses

222, 223. Elementary Ojibwa. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 223 is offered Winter, 1982.

Class is designed to give the conversational and cultural skills necessary to enable students to use Ojibwa in real life situations. The teaching methods are entirely inductive, and the role of writing is downplayed. There is considerable emphasis on teaching culturally appropriate behavior, and the simple conversational patterns of greetings, leave takings, introductions, table talk, etc. There is no prerequisite for this course. (Rhodes)

301, 302. Thai. (4 each). (FL).

Linguistics 302 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course is the second half of the sequential Elementary Thai courses. The emphases are on practicing pronunciation and simple conversation, reading and writing simple Thai, and expanding students' vocabulary. Four hours of language lab are recommended. Course materials include learning program (produced by instructor), handouts, and J.M. Brown, A.U.A. Language Center Thai Course Book 1 ($4.50). Evaluations are based on observations of students' progress, midterm, and final. (Panananon)

303, 304. Elementary Indonesian. (4 each). (FL).

Linguistics 304 is offered Winter, 1982.

First week: concentration on the tapes with the "Burling machine" in the language lab. After the first week, classes will be held 4/week and students continue listening to the "Burling tapes" about hour/day. There will be a midterm and a final examination. After the midterm students write a 100-150 words essay every week. Also one hour a week will be spent on reading folktales. Reading materials will be distributed by the teacher. Winter Term 1982 will be a continuation of the second half of the Fall Term, except that instead of one, two hours/week will be spent on reading. There will be a midterm, final examination and an essay every week. Textbook: Beginning Indonesian, Part I, by John U. Wolf Cornell University. (Anthonio)

305, 306. Elementary Hindi-Urdu. (4 each). (FL).

Linguistics 306 is offered Winter, 1982.

A continuation of 305. (Elementary Hindi-Urdu, first term.) (Hook)

322, 323. Intermediate Ojibwa. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 323 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course is designed to improve the basic conversational skills of the student who knows some Ojibwa. The emphasis in class is on increasing the range of situations in which the student can use Ojibwa in real life. Some emphasis is placed on teaching the students to be able to learn more Ojibwa outside of the classroom, by talking and using the language with native speakers. Prerequisite: Linguistics 222 and 223, or some speaking knowledge of Ojibwa, Ottawa, or Chippewa. (Rhodes)

401, 402. Intermediate Thai. Ling. 302 is prerequisite to 401; Ling. 401 is prerequisite to 402. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 402 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course is the second half of the two sequential Intermediate Thai courses. It is designed to increase students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, as well as vocabulary expansion. Students practice pronunciation and conversation as well as read and write short paragraphs. Four hours of language lab are recommended. Course materials: Brown, A.U.A. Language Center Thai Course Books 1-2. Evaluations are based on observations of students' progress, midterm, and final. (Panananon)

403, 404. Intermediate Indonesian. Ling. 304 is prerequisite to 403; Ling. 403 is prerequisite to 404. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 404 is offered Winter, 1981.

This course will concentrate on intensive reading, beginning writing and two-person conversation. (Salleh)

405, 406. Intermediate Hindi-Urdu. Ling. 306 is prerequisite to 405; Ling. 405 is prerequisite to 406. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 406 is offered Winter, 1982.

A continuation of 405. (Intermediate Hindi-Urdu, first term.) (Hook)

422, 423. Advanced Ojibwa. Ling. 322 and 323, or permission of instructor. (3 each). (Excl).

Linguistics 423 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course is aimed at giving students with conversational ability in Ojibwa the opportunity to both improve their speaking and listening skills and to introduce them to Ojibwa literature, and the various dialects represented in the literature. Students will work with the original, unedited texts, as well as with edited, retranscribed materials, and thus learn about the problems of working in a language without a standard writing system that is widely accepted. Prerequisite: Linguistics 322 and 323, or a conversational knowledge of Ojibwa, Ottawa, or Chippewa. (Rhodes)

433, 434. Intermediate Tagalog. Ling. 314 or permission of instructor is prerequisite to 433; Ling. 433 or permission of instructor is prerequisite to 434. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 434 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course is designed for the student who has some knowledge of Tagalog and who wishes to develop some fluency in spoken Tagalog and to be acquainted with Tagalog literature. It is part of a two-term sequence which is essentially a continuation of what has been learned in the first year but there will be more emphasis on reading and writing. Students who have not taken Elementary Tagalog (Linguistics 313/314) may take this course if they pass an evaluation test to be given by the instructor. The format will be as follows: readings will be assigned and these will provide the framework for the discussion of grammatical points and question and answer sessions in Tagalog on the content. There will be written assignments, a midterm, and a final examination part of which will be oral. By the end of the second year, students should have acquired sufficient competence to handle longer conversations, write brief letters, read certain plays, newspapers, magazines, etc. Course texts are: Intermediate Readings in Tagalog, ed. by Bowen; Tagalog Reference Grammar by Schacter and Otanes; and a Tagalog-English Dictionary. Supplementary readings will be assigned during the term. (Note: Graduate students may take this course for graduate credit by electing Linguistics 587.) (Naylor)

501, 502. Advanced Thai. Ling. 402 is prerequisite to 501; Ling. 501 is prerequisite to 502. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 502 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course is the second half of the two course sequence of Advanced Thai. The course is designed to improve students' proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of the Thai language. The course is flexible and tailored to suit students' needs and interests. Suggested text: Jones, Thai Cultural Reader, Book I. Evaluations are based on homework, midterm, and final. (Panananon)

503, 504. Advanced Indonesian. Ling. 404 is prerequisite to 503; Ling. 503 is prerequisite to 504. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 504 is offered Winter, 1982.

This course advances reading, understanding of contemporary and classical literary texts. Both prose and poetry in Malay and Indonesian. Intermediate Indonesian required. Instruction involves lecture and discussion. (Salleh)

505, 506. Advanced Hindi-Urdu. Ling. 406 is prerequisite to 505; Ling. 505 is prerequisite to 506. (3 each). (FL).

Linguistics 506 is offered Winter, 1982.

A continuation of 505. (Advanced Hindi-Urdu, first term.) (Hook)


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