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CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

A1 Barnes TR 2-3:30 CAS 224
S1 Barnes F 9-10 KCB 104
S2 Barnes F 10-11 KCB 104
S3 Barnes F 11-12 KCB 104
S4 Barnes F 12-1 KCB 104
S5 Barnes F 1-2 KCB 104
S6 Barnes F 2-3 KCB 104
S7 Barnes F 9 KCB 201
S8 Barnes F 11-12 KCB 103
S9 Barnes F 1-2 KCB 201
Study of the fundamental properties that all languages share, and of how languages differ, with respect to structure (sound system, word formation, syntax), expression of meaning, acquisition, variation, and change; cultural and artistic uses of languages; comparison of oral, written, and signed languages. [Prereq: none]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.

CAS LX 510

Phonetics

A1 Barnes TR 9:30-11 KCB 107
Introduction to phonetic and phonological theory at an elementary level. Transcription and production of sounds, International Phonetic Alphabet, the anatomy and physiology of speech, speech acoustics, phonological rules, analysis of data from a variety of languages. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

CAS LX 518

Focus

web A1 Hagstrom TR 12:30-2 KCB 201
Exploration of focus in natural language, integrating syntax, phonology, semantics, morphology, and pragmatics in pursuit of a general understanding of both the phenomena and the ways in which different aspects of linguistic knowledge cooperate in its expression. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]

CAS LX 522

Syntax I

web A1 Hagstrom TR 3:30-5 COM 217
Introduction to the logical structure and organization of language, and to generative theory. Application of principles of syntactic analysis to students' own and other languages through data-oriented problems from different language types. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

CAS LX 535

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

web A1 Baronian TR 11-12:30 KCB 107
Introduction to language change and the methodology of historical linguistic analysis, using data from a wide array of languages. Investigates genetic relatedness among languages, language comparison, historical reconstruction, and patterns and principles of change in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
 
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Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS AN 351

Language, Culture, and Society

A1 Smith-Hefner MWF 12-1 CAS 314
Introduction to basic concepts, problems, and methods used by anthropologists in the investigation of relationships among language, culture, and society. Topics include language and conceptual systems, language and role, language and social context, and language and thought.

CAS EN 518

Linguistic Problems in TESOL

A1 Saitz T 4-7 CAS 218
Application of linguistic concepts to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Includes description of contemporary English grammatical structures that pose problems for learners and teachers. [Prereq: consent of instructor.]

CAS PH 160

Reasoning and Argumentation

A1 Liebesman MWF 10-11 TBA
B1 Floyd TR 11-12:30 CAS B12
A systematic study of the principles of both deductive and informal reasoning, calculated to enhance students' actual reasoning skills, with an emphasis on reasoning and argumentation in ordinary discourse.

SAR SH 523

Introduction to Speech Science

A1 Lavoie M 1-2:30 SAR 610
W 1-2:30 SAR 218
Lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations. Introduction to the basic physics of sound, including the decibel scale, spectral analysis, and sound resonance. Acoustic theory of speech production. Effects of contact on speech acoustics. Suprasegmental characteristics of speech production. Introduction to speech perception. [Prereq: SAR SH 521]

SAR SH 531

Introduction to Communication Disorders

A1 Parris TR 9:30-11 SAR 218
Introduction to various speech and language disorders found across linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Characteristics underlying biological systems and methods for evaluation and treating a variety or communication disorders are examined. Exploration of the professions of speech pathology and audiology