LING 210: Introduction to Linguistics

Credits 4
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Examine the fundamentals of linguistic analysis: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and explore the similarities and differences in the languages of the world. Explore language variation and language use and attitudes towards ethnic minorities and social dialects.  This course will view historical and current issues in linguistics as well as issues in applied linguistics, child language acquisition and literacy.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Define terms used in the study of linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics
  • Apply concepts to language acquisition
  • Discuss similarities and differences in world languages and attitudes toward ethnic minorities and social dialects
  • Demonstrate understanding of current issues in linguistics and education
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