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Acquaints students with human language and how it relates to society and to the mind. Topics include applications of linguistics, such as language acquisition, language and law, language disorders, and language variation across time, space and society.
Although we use words constantly, they hold many mysteries. Where do they come from? How do they change and are learned? How do we know how to pronounce and interpret them? This course introduces word-lovers to the science of words in a fascinating overview of our unconscious knowledge of language. Taught in English.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 first year course.
Extra Information: 2 or 3 lecture hours, Taught in English.
An introduction to the study of speech sounds. Topics covered include: basic anatomy of speech production, articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, speech perception, phonetic transcription of sounds of the world’s languages.
An overview of research on naturalistic and instructed second language acquisition (SLA). Various aspects of first language and second language learning/acquisition processes provide a framework for consideration of basic questions in SLA. Issues considered include situational factors influencing SLA, learner differences, and cognitive processes in learning a second/foreign language.
An introduction to the analysis of sound systems of languages. Includes discussion of the basic units of sound, their patterns of distribution and alternation. Topics to be covered are: articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, distinctive feature theory, the writing of rules to describe phonological patterns. The generative framework will be emphasized.
An introduction to contemporary generative syntax: lexical categories, morphology in relation to syntax, constituency, dependency, grammatical relations, argument structure. The primary language discussed will be English but examples will be drawn from other languages where appropriate.
After introducing the basic tools for analyzing language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics), this course illustrates common linguistic phenomena in each of these areas. Students will also apply their analytical skills to data from a variety of languages. Taught in English.
This course addresses the contribution of linguistic theory and methodology to the understanding of developmental and acquired language impairments. Morpho-syntactic, semantic-pragmatic and pragmatic impairments will be examined.
This course allows students to better understand linguistic analysis and theory by providing a set of basic programming tools that can be used to formalize hypotheses about linguistic data. Specific problems of morphology and syntax will be addressed.